Avital’s Team Wins Spelling Bee!
For the second year in a row, Avital’s has sponsored IHS (Ithaca High School) Bee-T-A, one of the teams participating in the Ithaca Public Education Initiative’s Adult Spelling Bee. How could I not sponsor a team in a spelling BEE, right?
My friend Esther Racoosin is on the team, so I knew they had a good shot at beating out the other 27 teams–she and her teammates know a variety of languages and are educated in a number of disciplines.
According to The Ithaca Journal, the spelling bee raised over $26,000 through sponsorships and a silent auction (which I also donated to… because it’s fun!). The money will go to fund teacher grants and other education-related initiatives.