Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Opinion

April 24, 2014

Grateful for AFE Spelling Bee support

Editor, Townsman:

The champions this year were the Andover High School team, but, in fact, the whole community wins. The Andover Fund for Education Community Spelling Bee funds grants that enable classroom innovation and enrichment in every school discipline, ranging from the flying helicopters engineered by Dan Miley’s middle school class to the high school Shakespeare & Company residency program to speed cup stacking at the elementary schools.

Spirited students, dedicated teachers and principals, selectmen and School Committee members, Superintendent Marinel McGrath, Memorial Hall Library, AVIS, Challenge Unlimited, the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, Andover Youth Council, the League of Women Voters, Atria Marland Place, Whole Foods, Orange Leaf ... the AFE Community Spelling Bee brought out great community support from all corners for education in our classrooms.

Many thanks to the tireless work of AFE members past and present, and to the many, many participants in this great annual evening of fun and friendly competition.

Joan Cohen

President

Andover Fund for Education

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