Perry Hill School will have a new champion \u2014 the best of the best spellers in the 5th and 6th grades \u2014 when spelling bee finalists compete on Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. During the past three weeks, students have had the opportunity to compete within their classrooms and project team levels. Twenty-five students will now advance to the school\u2019s spelling bee final. 'Alive and well once again' \u201cWe\u2019re so excited about bringing the spelling bee back in Shelton,\u201d Perry Hill Principal Lorraine Williams said. \u201cWe began it during CMT testing as a way for teachers and students to have a respite from the rigors of testing each day. \u201cThe bee itself was such a great part of our district for many years, and then it just faded away,\u201d Williams said. \u201cWith the help of former teachers and administrators, as well as existing staff and parents, the bee is now alive and well once again at Perry Hill.\u201d Endowment fund is sponsor The spelling bee is being sponsored by the Shelton Education Endowment Fund (SEEF), a component fund of the Valley Community Foundation. \u201cThe Perry Hill spelling bee is such a great fit for us \u2014 helping to bring back a wonderful academic challenge for the students at Perry Hill School,\u201d said Valerie Knight-Di Gangi of SEEF\u2019s Advisory Committee. \u201cIt\u2019s a win-win for everyone.\u201d SEEF raises funds for student awards, teacher innovations, career exploration and community engagement in the Shelton schools.