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.