28 Students Advance in the Native Son Spelling Bee Competition

Las Vegas, NV, April 02, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Twenty-eight (28) students have advanced to the Native Son Spelling Bee Finals after a competitive and intense preliminary round held on March 21st at Brooks Behavioral Health Center. The top spellers from Rainbow Dreams Academy, Howard E. Heckethorn, Berkley Brunker, World Life Christian Academy, Kit Carson, 100 Academy and Kermit Booker Elementary Schools will compete in the final rounds scheduled for Saturday, May 16th at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W Lake Mead Boulevard at 11:30 p. m.

Students will compete for trophies and cash prizes: 1st place winner in both 3rd and 4th grades will receive $1000, second place $500 and 3rd place $250.

This competition is sponsored by Mr. Devin Brooks, CEO, Brooks Behavioral Health Center in partnership with Larry Smith – G5 Media LLC, Weiss and Christensen Law Firm, Ken Evans, Urban Chamber of Commerce of Las Vegas and NAACP Las Vegas Branch 1111. The purpose of the Native Son Spelling Bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.

For more information contact Claudia Elez at 702.556.5097.

About Native Son Spelling Bee
Founded by Devin Brooks, CEO of Brooks Behavioral Health Center, it is his vision to build on the legacy of his mentor and friend Sam Smith by continuing his work to help students embrace literacy. The competition was named in honor of the recently deceased Sam Smith, owner of the only Black-owned Bookstore Native Son, educator and community activist. Prior to his passing, Sam was an active member of the Spelling Bee Committee. The competition is open to students from public and charters schools in the Clark County School District in Southern Nevada. For more information visit the Native Son Spelling Bee website.
Native Son Spelling Bee
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