FLASHBACK: On Friday, April 29, 1938, the first Rocky Mountain News statewide spelling bee was held. Weeks before, students all over Colorado took 100-word written spelling tests. The 82 students with the highest scores represented their public and parochial districts in an oral spelling bee held at the Denver City Auditorium.
FLASH FORWARD: GBMS is proud to announce our participation in the DPS Semantics and the Scripps Spelling Bee!
The Scripps Bee the nation's largest and longest-running educational promotion, administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E.W. Scripps Company and local spelling bee sponsors in the United States
The purpose of the competition is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.
The GBMS Semantics Club will be sponsored by 8th Grade Language Arts teacher Mr. benEzra and feature tutoring and support from Sawyer Markham, a DPS high school student and previous finalist. The club will travel to other schools for competitions on Thursday, December 12th, and on Thursday, January 29th.