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Jeanne Hoose: Many hands help NEF Spelling Bee take flight

To the editor:

Congratulations to Gazette’s Headliners for their first-prize spelling win at the Northampton Education Foundation Spelling Bee March 27.

We send huge thanks, too, to Easthampton Savings Bank, our longtime primary sponsor, and to PeoplesBank and Millitech for their generous sponsorship as well. Also, WHMP and NCTV were there to make the bee available for those who couldn’t attend.

The proceeds from the bee go to our schools. Since 1991, NEF has awarded more than 100 grants, totaling over $500,000, to teachers in every public school in the Northampton for programs in virtually every area offered in our schools.

I feel very lucky to live in a community where so many individuals and businesses generously come forward every year to make the NEF Spelling Bee a success.

Jeanne Hoose


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