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Spectate & More
Learn more about our fun, family-friendly event including a photo booth by Remembox, and a parent and child play area. Learn about other ways to support the Bee.
Thanks to all of our corporate sponsors whose support covers all event expenses so team sponsorships directly support grants for teachers.
Blue Ribbon Champion Sponsor for 2017
The Ainslie Reilly Group
Red Ribbon Finalist Sponsor
Gold Ribbon Sponsors
Key Event Partners
For more information or to make a donation to sponsor an individual or a team over the phone please call (607)256-4734
Read about the 2015 Bee
Over 300 members of the community of all ages gathered for the IPEI Adult Spelling Bee on Sunday, March 1 in the Ithaca High Wellness Center Gym. The 17th annual event featured 28 spelling teams of three adults each competing for the championship Fuzzy Bee trophy and raising $26,000 for IPEI’s grants for teachers.
I.H.S. Bee-T-A, representing the Ithaca High School PTA, was victorious spelling “idiosyncratic” after Highway to Spell from Cayuga Radio Group misspelled it. Following four preliminary rounds with seven teams in each, four finalist teams advanced to the championship round including We Spell Krazy Good and the Bunco Bees. In addition, the Caroline Bee-tniks were recognized for having the Best Costumes and Most Spirit. The ICSD Librarians known as #icsdlibs raised the most funds for their team entry.