Rutledge Realtors Score High in the Annual WEF Spelling Bee

tech It was another great event for WEF on the 25<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Annual Spelling Bee. Wellesley realtors safely got out of the gate being (ok, spelling) erudite. We felt we were off to a scholarly start. The Rutledge Team broke away with the lead after 5 or 6 rounds feeling good and having consensus on all spelling thus far. In the end, we left it on the table to Wellesley College. If you have to go down, it’s nice to give way to an elite school. We topped all other realtors and felt efficacious in doing so. <h1 style="text-align: center;">Congratulations to our fine spelling team!</h1> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5101/blog/2014%20spelling%20bee%20cx.jpg" style="width: 560px; height: 233px;"/></p>

Proud to Be a Part of Our Community Since 1978

We at Rutledge Properties are proud to support these local organizations:

Wellesley United Soccer League Wellesley Raiders Hockey Wellesley Little League Wellesley League of Women Voters Wellesley Historical Society Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club (Wellesley Phone Book) Wellesley High Junior Class Wellesley Friendly Aid Wellesley Free Library Wellesley Football Gridiron Club Wellesley Food Pantry Wellesley A Better Chance Wellesley Education Foundation (Spelling Bee, Auction) Wellesley Community Center Wellesley Chamber of Commerce Wellesley Conservation Council Wellesley High Cheerleaders Wellesley Scholarship Foundation Metco Inc.-Wellesley World of Wellesley Schofield School 5K Road Race Bates School Pumpkin Fair Friends of Wellesley Hockey League In-Arena Sprague School PTO Fiske School PTO US Marine Corps. Toys for Tots Campaign The Second Step Salvation Army Rosie's Place Newton-Wellesley Hospital Pine Street Inn The Second Step Habitat for Humanity American Heart Association

Our Rutledge Super Spellers rocked at the WEF Spelling Bee

With a bit of last minute cramming, brokers Prue Hay and Chrissie Lawrence, and marketing assistant Susan Bailey performed well at the 21st annual Wellesley Education Foundation Spelling Bee at the Sprague School gym on Thursday, Nov. 4. While our intrepid team did not make it to the final round, they  fought valiantly, beating out several worthy opponents in their round and only losing to the Harvard Vanguard team. Spelling such words as "myastenia", "vaudevillian" and "xerosis" correctly, the team finally fell on the word "glissade."

Mike Dowling, longtime sportcaster for WCVB-TV, Wellesley resident and supporter of the WEF Bee,  moderated the event again this year.

The WEF provides wonderful support to the Wellesley schools, and many student organizations, colleges in town and local businesses participated. All fees and monies raised from the event go towards grants for enrichment programs in the schools. Rutledge Properties is pleased and proud to offer our support.

Couldn't make it last night to cheer our team on? Here's some pictures from the WEF Spelling Bee.

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    Cheer on Rutledge at the annual WEF Spelling Bee!

    Our team of Super Spellers will represent Rutledge Properties at the annual Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) Spelling Bee, to be held on Thursday, November 4 at 7:00 pm at the Sprague School Gym, 401 School Street in Wellesley (light refreshments are served from 6:30 to 7:00).

    Representing Rutledge (pictured left to right) will be brokers Prue Hay and Chrissie Lawrence, and marketing assistant Susan Bailey.

    The evening will begin with 7 rounds of 7 to 8 teams in the Preliminary Competition followed by the Championship Round with the Preliminary Round winners.

    The WEF has a long tradition of supporting and valuing education in the town of Wellesley. WEF addresses the challenge of maintaining excellence in the Wellesley schools in today's financial reality. WEF's primary endeavor is to provide grants to educators for innovative educational projects at all grade levels. In awarding grants, WEF works closely with school administrators to fund projects that result in richer and deeper learning experiences and have the potential to impact a large number of students. We differ from Parent Teacher Organizations in funding programs that benefit students throughout the school system. During the 2004-2005 school year, WEF funded grant proposals totaling over $50,000. The letters WEF receives each year from educators who have received WEF grants express their deep appreciation for our community's support for their efforts to enrich the educational experience of Wellesley's students.

    Come on out and support this fine organization and the Rutledge Team of Super Spellers!


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    Rutledge brokers spelling team competed in the WEF Spelling Bee to benefit Wellesley Schools

    The Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) held its 20th annual Spelling Bee Nov. 5. 49 teams from every facet of life in Wellesley were there: real estate offices, law firms, banks, PTAs, student organizations, and townspeople banded together as alumni and neighborhood groups. Rutledge Properties has been an enthusiastic entry every year, never actually winning but doing our very best for our schools. The Rutledge team consisted of (from left to right), Chrissie Lawrence, Janet Montgomery and owner Roberta Swenson.

    This year's winner was from World of Wellesley (celebrating diversity in our town), strongly challenged by the high school students in Wellesley Pops. The winners received the Ruth Humphries Bee Trophy to keep for the reigning year (named after our own Ruth Humphries, who was one of the original owners of Rutledge Properties, and a broker with us for many years). Congratulations to everyone who participated!

    Check out the Wellesley Education Foundation website to see pictures from this year's Bee, and previous years too. Read about this year's Bee in the Wellesley Townsman.