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JSFWC Headquarters on the campus of Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.  State Bee- Saturday, March 4, 2017, at NJSFWC Headqarters in New Brunswick. Registration is at 10:00 am, and the BEE begins at 10:30 am.

Since 1989 local clubs in the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) have sponsored spelling bees for 4th and 5th graders.  Clubs either hold a spelling bee of their own or ask schools to hold spelling bees, after which the club sponsors the three winners in the District Spelling Bee.  Winners from the District Spelling Bee compete in the State Spelling Bee, held on March 5, 2016 at NJSFWC Headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ. 

By sponsoring spelling bees, NJSFWC aims to keep spelling a valued component of education, one that can also be fun, rewarding and encouraging to students.  The ultimate goal is to have students do their best to be the best.  Look for a spelling bee in your local school or community.  Click here to see the NJSFWC Spelling Bee rules.  Click here for a practice word list.

If a club is interested in sponsoring a local spelling bee, log on to the NJSFWC website to download files from the Materials section which contain instructions for preparing for and conducting a spelling bee.

2017 In the News

Women's Club of Parsippany Troy Hills's Second Annual Spelling Bee   | Vincent Ingui Takes 1st in Spelling Bee Sponsored by The Colony Club and OCIS

W-I-N-N-E-R: Kevin Hoff wins The Haddon Fortnightly fifth grade spelling bee​ | Hightstown Juniorettes Spelling Bee | Harrison student wins Garden District Spelling Bee 


The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs is proud to announce the top three winners of the State Spelling Bee, held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the 

1st Place:   Nupur Karnik enjoys dance, basketball and reading. She advises future contestants to work hard Paskack Junior Woman’s Club 
2nd Place:   Andrew DeAngelis said he likes all sports, and math. He advises; “Practice vocabulary, even if you don’t have it for homework.” Branchburg Woman’s Club
3rd  Place:   Patrick Melitski is interested in football, baseball, and social studies Junior Woman’s Club of Somerset Hills
Left to Right: Patrick Melitski, Andrew DeAngelis, and Nupur Karnik accept their trophies for winning the 2016 NJSFWC State Spelling Bee.







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