Spelling Bee Results

2010 Spelling Bee

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.

See coverage of the Bee on the Needham Channel.

2009 Spelling Bee

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!

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2008 Spelling Bee

2008 NEF Spelling Bee Champions are the “Library Bookies”: Rose Doherty, Gay Ellen Dennet, and Lindsay Kiser.

2007 Spelling Bee

2007 NEF Spelling Bee Champions are the “Needham High Hopes”: Gabe Nardi, Lindsay Kiser, and Marianne Prokesch.

2006 Spelling Bee

2006 NEF Spelling Bee Champions are the “The Pollard Swarm”: Margaret Mallory, Ken Lundberg and Lindsay Kiser.

2005 Spelling Bee

2005 NEF Spelling Bee Champions are the “Pollard Parents!”

2004 Spelling Bee

2004 NEF Spelling Bee Champions are the “Needham High Hopes!”

1996 Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the team from DeWolfe-Lynn, Akers, Burnham real estate agency for winning the 1996 Spelling Bee with the word “alkalescence.”

The team was among 54 teams competing at the annual Bee hosted by WCVB-5 personalities Chet Curtis, Natalie Jacobsen, and Jim Boyd, as well as Gary Gillis, a sports reporter for WHDH-7. The event raised $19,000 for the NEF, a new fundraising record.

The winning team included Liz Brooks-Dennet, Mary Rudolph, and Fran Phillips.

Spelling Bee Results