Saturday, November 9, 2013

Bee There

Mary Lyon
The Mary Lyon Foundation has been a generous supporter of arts and education in the Mohawk School District for many years. On Tuesday, November 12, at 6:30 pm they are hosting the eighth annual Community Spelling Bee in the auditorium at Mohawk. Thirty 3-person teams sponsored by local businesses will compete for the spelling trophy and bragging rights. They will also be vying for Best Costume, as they all compete garbed in elaborate costumes. Read more about this event in an article in Thursday's Greenfield Recorder: Spellers Unite for Community Bee.

7th Annual Spelling Bee Champions! (Their brains are so large they don't fit inside their skulls.)
You never know what will happen after the introductory remarks from the Spelling Bee judges, so come early to get a good seat. Bring your pen and notebook and attempt to come up with the correct spelling of the word before the teams raise their whiteboards for the judges.

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.