The Spell Checkers, a team representing the SD#83 DPAC and one-to-one reading volunteers prepare for the LASS spelling bee on Wednesday, May 9. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap spelling stars raise money for literacy

The event raised over $10,000

How many Cs are in the word desiccate? Does the I before E except after C rule apply to the word Fahrenheit? Is there an A on the start of Aesthetically?

These were just a few of the problems faced by the teams competing in the annual Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) spelling bee fundraiser on May 9.

When the final word was spelled-out, the score was tied for the first-time ever between teams Bee-Witched and the Pollinators. A tie-breaking word scramble secured Bee-Witched their fourth spelling bee victory.

Over $10,000 was raised for LASS to support their community literacy programs which include the Unplug and Play family literacy week, One-to-One children’s reading program and computer tutoring for seniors.


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The pollinators team form a human bouquet as they work on the tie-breaking word scramble at the LASS spelling bee on Wednesday, May 9. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Debbie Phillips puzzles over Team Bee-Witched’s on Wednesday, May 9. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Team Bee-Witched celebrate their victory at the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society on Wednesday, May 9. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

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