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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 at NJSFWC Headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ. 

2018 - NJSFWC Spelling Bee State Champions
he winners of the NJSFWC State Spelling Bee held on Saturday, March 3 are:

1st place Advitiya Jadhav - Boys Charity Group - College District
2nd place Nashwan Mahmud Jefferson Twp JWC  - Highlands District
3rd place Srinidhaya Vempati River Edge JWC

2018 NJSFWC State Spelling Bee Champions

After 21 nail biting rounds, Advitiya won with the word Singapore. (Advitiya is pictured next to NJSFWC President, Jean Revis.)
1st place Advitiya Jadhav - Boys Charity Group - College District.
L/R: Mary Wolfe, Jean Revis, Advitiya Jadhav and family, Cynthia Blumendrantz, Jan Hanson, Marie DiMatties, Lisa Levin
Mary Wolfe was the pronouncer, Carole Speechley, Darlene Grady and Claire Hill were the judges.
Jean Revis NJSFWC President, welcomed contestants and their families.
Marie DiMatties, NJSFWC Education CSP Chairman, Carole Speechley, Darlene Grady and Claire Hill were the judges.
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.

Follow Spelling Bee Contest Winners on NJSFWC's Facebook page!  

Contests in the News:      Higlands District Spelling Bee  | Liberty District Spelling Bee | Hightstown | Summit Junior Fortnightly | Marlton Woman's Club | Junior Woman's Club of Sparta 

2017  Spelling Bee State Champions 

The New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs held their annual NJSFWC State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the NJSFWC Headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ. There
were 18 contestants competing in the Spelling Bee. The winning word was "statuary".  Prizes for the top three finalists were $100, $75 and $50 TD Bank Cards, funded by Connor, Strong & Buckelew of Marlton, NJ. 

The winners are listed with their sponsoring clubs and districts:

1st Place Sanjna Suresh Grade 4 Greater Heightstown Club (College District)
2nd Place Atharva Makode. Grade 4 Suburban Woman's Club-South Plainfield (College District)
3rd Place. Gregory Marino Grade 5 Junior Woman's Club of Sparta (Highlands District)







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