On Sunday, November 5, the Cohasset Education Foundation (CEF) hosted its 10th annual Spelling Bee. 140 students from Deer Hill School’s third through fifth grades gathered to spell their hearts out in support of the CEF.

Teams of two students formed “hives” competing in rounds resulting in first, second and third place winners from each grade. Over the years, the Spelling Bee has become a much-loved tradition, generating a lot of “buzz” and excitement amongst the young participants. Teachers, school and town administrators and even the school resource officer volunteered their time as MCs, judges, and timekeepers.

A healthy spirit of competition and fun was palpable with team names ranging from “The Buzzer Bee-ters” to “Bee-tastic Spellers” showcasing their stellar spelling skills.

Congratulations to the winners:


First Place: Super Spellers – Grace Raczkowski and Louisa Vanerweil Second Place: The Spelling Bees – Sienna Marshak and Alexis Sherbertes Third Place: Buzy Bees – Alessia Agostino and Summer McDonough

Grade 4:

First Place: Speedy Spellers – Brandon Chapman and Blake Marshall Second Place: Queen Bees – Nora Reilly and Kylee Ziady Third Place: Bee-lievers – Amanda Fox and Emma Lee

Grade 5:

First Place: Boston B’s – Grant Corkum and Sam Larsen Second Place: Spelling EE’s – Elizabeth Blanchard and Ella Lynch Third Place: Bee Zilla – Royce Bleakie and Jonas Veitas

The CEF has kicked off their 2018 annual appeal campaign. Your continued support is always needed to promote educational excellence in Cohasset public schools. Donations are always appreciated!