BOCES will host the 2011 Orange County Spelling Contest on March 16 in Goshen

| 22 Feb 2012 | 05:06

    Goshen - The annual Orange-Ulster Spelling Contest will be held on Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Emanuel Axelrod Education Center on Gibson Road in Goshen. Seventh- and eighth-grade students attending public, private and home schools in Orange County will participate in this annual oral spelling bee. The event is sponsored by the Times Herald-Record and organized by the Orange-Ulster BOCES School Library Services. Orange County School Boards Association donates ribbons and plaques for the participants/winners. The snow date is Wednesday, March 16. The first-place winner of the Orange County Bee will have the opportunity to compete on the national level at the Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee to be held in Washington, D.C., from May 29 through June 3. The students competing this year are from: C. J. Hooker Middle School in Goshen Circleville Middle School in Pine Bush Cornwall Central Middle School George Grant Mason Elementary School in Tuxedo Greenwood Lake Middle School; LEAH (Loving Education at Home) of Orange County Learning Excellence Home School Monroe-Woodbury Middle School Most Precious Blood School Valley Central Middle School Warwick Valley Middle School Washingtonville Middle School For more information about the spelling contest, contact Darren Lanspery at the Orange-Ulster BOCES School Library System at 845-781-4363, extension 10737, or e-mail him at