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Spelling Bee and Oratorical Competition
The Montgomery County Maryland Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that registration for the 10th Annual JJMCMC Spelling Bee and Benjamin E. Mays Oratorical Competition is now open. 

The JJMCMC Spelling Bee is open to students in Grades 1-5.  Preliminary spelling bee rounds will be held in a closed classroom.  As a result, parents are not allowed in the room with students during preliminary rounds.  There are no exceptions.  The five spelling bee finalists per grade will continue to compete in the arena that is open to parents, family, and friends.  

The Benjamin E. Mays Oratorical Competition is open to students in grades 6-12.

The competition will be offered in two divisions:

Division I, for students in middle school, grades 6 - 8
Division II, for students in high school, grades 9 - 12

Middle school students will compete against middle school students, and high school students will compete against high schools students.
Speeches are to be researched, written, and developed by the contestants; however, parents are allowed to assist with grammar and spelling.  Students may be coached and/or advised in final preparation for the competition.  The judges’ decisions are final.

Awards for Division I (Middle School):
Certificate of Participation to all students
First Place: $100 award
Second Place: $50 award
Third Place: $25 award

Awards for Division II (High School):
Certificate of Participation to all students
First Place: $200 award
Second Place: $100 award
Third Place: $50 award

Below are the logistics for both events:

Date: Saturday, February 23

Time: Registration begins at 9:30 am, Competitions run from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Montgomery College, Theater Arts Building
              51 Mannakee Street
              Rockville, MD 20850

See below attachment for additional details, including how to register.

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