|7th Annual Spelling Bee Champions! (Their brains are so large they don't fit inside their skulls.)|
The Mary Lyon Foundation also raises money at the event by selling tickets for more than 20 great raffle prizes. Buy a string of tickets and try your luck!
Want to test your skills with a few practice words before the big event? Here's a list of the words used in the 2009 Community Spelling Bee, along with the name of the winning team for each round. From approbation to zoological, 45 words to bend your mind.