On December 2nd, 2023, we hosted our inaugural Ballers & Bookworms Spelling Bee. The competition consisted of 31 5th graders from 16 school districts across Monmouth and Ocean County. The day was full of excitement as the students battled in a fun and friendly environment for a chance at scholarship money to promote their future academic excellence.
The Top 3 Finishers
1st Place - $2,500 presented by NJ Sports Spine & Wellness
Olivia from Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School in Point Pleasant
Favorite Subject: Social Studies
Fun Fact: She's an incredible artist and loves to draw, paint, and sketch
Olivia's school also received a $1,000 donation!
2nd Place - $1,000 presented by Wholly Bowls Food Truck
Maya from Ocean Road School in Point Pleasant
Favorite Subject: Reading
Fun Fact: Attended a Costa Rican school for 3 months
3rd Place - $500 presented by Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates
Violet from Newbury Elementary School in Howell
Favorite Subject: Math
Fun Fact: Doesn't find it hard to multiply, add, subtract, and divide. She also does karate
Thank You to Everyone Involved
We wish to give a special thank you to Dr. Thomas Farrell, Superintendent of Brick Schools, for assisting with the planning of the competition and hosting us at Veterans Memorial Elementary School.
Thank you to our event sponsors whose gracious donations and support made this event possible.
Please join us in congratulating our winners and all of the participants who showed their passion and dedication to learning. You are all Ballers & Bookworms!