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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2008
CONTACT:Parks and Community Services Department
951.413.3280

Spelling Bee Finals set for May 17th

Moreno Valley’s Students-Teachers Achieving Real Success or S.T.A.R.S. program announces its first annual Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee Preliminaries began on March 3, 2008 at all 41 S.T.A.R.S. after-school program sites and ended April 29th. The Spelling Bee Preliminaries and Finals are divided into three categories: grades K-2, grades 3-5, and grades 6-8.

Preliminary winners receive a ribbon and certificate at their school site. Two winners from each site will compete in the Spelling Bee Finals May 17, 2008, at the Conference and Recreation Center, located at 14075 Frederick Street.

The Finals begin at 9:00 a.m. with grades K-2, followed by grades 3-5 at 11:30 a.m. and grades 6-8 at 2:30 p.m.

The Spelling Bee Finals is free and open to the public. Finals winners from each grade category will receive a plaque and a savings bond provided by the sponsor, Visterra Credit Union.

For more information on the S.T.A.R.S. after-school program or the Spelling Bee, call Moreno Valley’s Parks and Community Services Department at 413.3280.