Spelling Bee Results

2012 Spelling Bee

2012 NEF Spelling Bee Winners

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 word was commonly used in former Soviet bloc countries to describe a dissident act against the government.

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2011 Spelling Bee

2011 NEF Spelling Bee Winners

The champion team, the Wordniks, Les Kobzik, Christine Bezreh, and Lindsey Kiser celebrate victory at the 20th Annual Needham Education Foundation Spelling Bee Fundraiser, held at Newman Elementary School, April 7, 2011 with the word: f-l-a-g-i-t-i-o-u-s-l-y.

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2010 Spelling Bee

2010 NEF Spelling Bee Winners

The “Needham High Hopes”, comprised of Needham High School PTC members Jane Dornbusch, Mike Boyd and Deena Siegel. The winning word was was “berylloid,” meaning a solid consisting of a double twelve-sided pyramid. The NHS Anime Club and the UU Gurus tied for second place.

2009 Spelling Bee

2009 NEF Spelling Bee Winners

2009’s “Library Bookies” – Lindsay Kiser, Gay Ellen Dennet, and Lois Sockol take the trophy for the 2nd year in a row!

Congratulations to all contestants and THANK YOU to all our sponsors!

See you at next year’s Bee!

2008 Spelling Bee

2008 NEF Spelling Bee Winners

2008’s “Library Bookies”: Rose Doherty, Gay Ellen Dennet, and Lindsay Kiser

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