Spelling – Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Fairfield University librarian Lisa Thornell was one of the judges of Fairfield's 35 Annual Townwide Spelling Bee for fifth graders last night.  Congratulations to winners Andrew (Burr School), Aadira (N. Stratfield) and Carter (Jennings).

Andrew won for spelling "dialogue" and "concentric" correctly.

Check out this ebook Akeelah And the Bee  from our collection about a precocious 11-year-old girl from South Los Angeles who tries to get to the Scripps National Spelling Bee or come into the library for this DVD Spellbound, a documentary that follows the lives of eight young Americans who share one goal: to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.