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Grant for Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee

Kent ISD received a $2,500 grant from the Meemic Foundation for the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee, one of the largest spelling bees in the country. Approximately 200 schools and 30,000 students participate in the spelling bees in the Grand Rapids area which concluded in March 2011. 25 regional finalists attended the main event held at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Andy and Phyllis Steensma are pictured with some of the regional finalists prior to the March event.