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STT-STJ District Intermediate Spelling Bee Scheduled

Feb. 17, 2007 – The 2007 District Intermediate Spelling Bee, co-sponsored by the Virgin Islands Daily News and the VI Department of Education, will be held at 9 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 23, at the Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Hotel. The 25 champion spellers, who will each vie for the position as the number one speller in the district, are representing 25 district public, private and parochial schools, according to Language Arts Coordinator for the St. Thomas-St. John District Cedelle Niles.
The Marriott will host a complimentary luncheon for the 2007 champion speller and his/her parents, the in-school coordinator, the 2nd and 3rd place winners, sponsors, spelling bee officials and dignitaries. All others interested in joining the luncheon can purchase a ticket from Cedelle Niles, at a cost of $45, by calling 775-2250, ext. 8527.
The St. Thomas-St. John District extends thanks to this year's sponsors: Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Hotel, Banco Popular, Kenzie Financial, Charaf & Company, Dockside Bookshop, Harcourt International Education Group, Houghton Mifflin Company, Blockbuster Video-St. Thomas, Caribbean Delicacies, the various Parent-Teacher-Student Associations of the participating schools, the Office of the Insular Superintendent, and the Office of English Language Arts, volunteers, in-school spelling bee coordinators, coaches, principals, and bee officials, for their support and the critical role they played toward making this event a success.

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