25th ANNUAL

PUTMAN COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Director's Note

It’s a simple act to choose kindness. Deciding to put the needs of others before our own, taking a moment to acknowledge the struggles of others, or passing on a kind word. In the shuffle of fast paced lives, these acts sometimes fall away. The need and desire to succeed or simply get through our days over take us. The spellers in tonight’s Bee are thrust in to competition under a variety of circumstances and must ask themselves: How will I succeed, and will I do so with kindness?