Held each year in April, the Nashua Adult Spelling Bee is a Nashua Education Foundation community fundraising event which raises money to fund enrichment programs for the Nashua Public Schools. The Bee is a major fundraiser for NEF and great fun for participants and observers alike!
We can accommodate up to 50 teams in the Bee representing local businesses, law firms, families, community organizations even neighborhoods! Each team is made up of three members, and seven or eight teams compete in a round. The winner of each round then competes in the championship round. The champions take home the Bee trophy to keep for their reigning year.

For a look at how it works, click here!

The Bee does not involve solo spelling!

All teams in a round spell words simultaneously. The emcee announces the word and the three team members can collaborate on the spelling of a word before writing down their answer on the slate provided. Teams have 25 seconds and then must display their answer. Teams that correctly spell the word continue. Each speller is provided a study-guide-2020 with most of the spelling words approximately one month prior to the Bee.

If you prefer not to spell but would like to participate, any and all donations are welcome. We are sure to have non-profit community teams who will need sponsorship by generous individuals, families and local businesses.

Want to join the fun? It is as easy as……

  • Get a team together! You’ll need three spellers per team. Some of the spelling rounds will have themes: ie. The Legal Eagles (law firms and judges), The Civic Minded (Rotary and other service clubs and non-profits), The “true” Nashuans (fire, police, teachers). Other rounds will be a potpourri of teams. (Bee sure to pick a cool name for your team: The Wannabees or The Spellicans, for example. Creativity is always appreciated!
  • Decide on your fundraising option. Does the whole company chip in? Do the spellers each make the donation? Your $300 team fee not only gets you in the Bee, but also drink tickets and food brought right to your team’s hive. (Okay, it’s just a table, but you can invite friends to your hive to share and cheer you on!)
  • Complete the registration form on the brochure or register on-line at www.nefoundation.org. Click on SUPPORT US!
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