EDISON – This Saturday, June 26, two Edison high school students are running a spelling bee to raise money for an orphanage in Nepal.
Spell to Save Lives will take place at the Edison Valley Playhouse on 2196 Oak Tree Road. There will be two contests, one at 12:30 p.m. for children who have just completed grades 1-3, and one at 2:30 p.m. for those in grades 4-5.
Registration is $15 at the door. The top three contestants in each category will win scholarships of $100, $50, and $25, sponsored by RSG Systems, Inc. All proceeds from registration and donations will go to the Save Lives Orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal, specifically towards a library that will be built at the Sirius English School.
Krithika Varagur and Gayathri Kodiyalam, both rising seniors at J.P. Stevens High School in Edison, are organizing the event. They will be going to Kathmandu in August to build the library. The pair has previously been recognized by the Edison Township Council for their fundraising efforts at the Save Lives Benefit 2009, an Indian dance-centered benefit that raised over $1200 for the orphans.