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Every year Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School participates in the Scripps National Bee. Concurrently, the school conducts a Spanish spelling bee for its English language learners. This year’s school champions are sixth-grader Jared Davis (English winner) and fifth-grader Jamie Monzon Bautista (Spanish winner).  

PAMES Principal Scott Bullis is seen here congratulating Jamie (left) and Jared. Both boys received trophies for their spelling prowess. Once again, PAMES teacher Howard Reiner served as the moderator for the event.

Scripps is the nation's largest and longest-running educational promotion, sponsoring local spelling bees throughout the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. They also conduct bees for Department of Defense Schools in Europe, as well as in the Bahamas, Canada, China, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan and South Korea. The bees are designed to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them throughout their lives.