Spelling Bee

2021 Virtual Trivia Bee

Congratulations to The Chocolate Laser Eye Kittens team for taking first place in the NEF's Virtual Trivia Bee! On Thursday, March 11th, the NEF held its first ever virtual Trivia Bee with 50 teams and nearly 300 participants. Teams included teacher, administrator,...

2020 Spelling Bee Cancelled

Given the Town of Needham Public Health and Superintendent’s announcements that all public events be cancelled, the NEF Spelling Bee this Sunday March 15th will not take place. While we are disappointed that we can’t all come together as a community for this fun and...

2019 Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the Needham School Committee for taking the top prize at the 2019 Spelling Bee and to the Broadmeadow “Smaht Spellahs” for winning the elementary round! On Sunday, March 10th the Needham community came together to test their spelling prowess at...

2018 Spelling Bee

The Olin College Phoenixes Win the Bee and Elementary Round Ends in a Tie! This past Sunday, the Needham community came together to test their spelling prowess at the 27th Annual NEF Spelling Bee. Nearly 40 teams participated, including elementary, middle and high...

2017 Spelling Bee

Eliot Wins the Elementary Round! On Sunday, March 19, the Needham community came together to test their spelling prowess at the 26th Annual NEF Spelling Bee. Over 30 teams participated, including elementary, middle and high school students, teachers, parents, members...

2016 Spelling Bee

A Repeat Victory at the 25th Annual NEF Spelling Bee! On Sunday, March 13th, the Needham community came together to test their spelling prowess at the 25th annual Needham Education Foundation Spelling Bee. Over 40 teams participated, including elementary, middle and...

2015 Spelling Bee

A Repeat Victory at the 25th Annual NEF Spelling Bee! On Sunday, March 13th, the Needham community came together to test their spelling prowess at the 25th annual Needham Education Foundation Spelling Bee. Over 40 teams participated, including elementary, middle and...

2014 Spelling Bee

On April 9th, 40 teams came together for the 23rd annual NEF Spelling Bee. Teams included middle and high school students, teachers, parents and local business people, all gathering to test their spelling knowledge. Chyten Test Prep came away as the victors, the most...

2013 Spelling Bee

The Needham Board of Selectmen was the winning team of the 22nd annual NEF Spelling Bee. The team was made up of John Bulian, Dan Matthews, and Lindsey Kiser. The winning word this year was “neossology,” which means the study of young birds. The 2013 NEF Spelling Bee...

2012 Spelling Bee

At Needham High School on April 4, 2012, the winning team, The Wordniks, made up of Lindsey Kiser, Liza Kobzik, and Lester Kobzik, beat the Needham Finance Committee in the final round with the Russian word “samizdat,” which means disseminating censored materials. The...