Team Bee-Witched earns top marks in community spelling bee

Bee-Witched took home the gold for the fifth time in the six years the spelling bee has run. (Cameron Thomson – Salmon Arm Observer)
The Salmon Arm Observer also competed, what do you think of their team name? (Cameron Thomson – Salmon Arm Observer)
Teams had creative names and matching costumes. (Cameron Thomson – Salmon Arm Observer)
The panel of spelling scorers wait for the results. (Cameron Thomson – Salmon Arm Observer)
Opening statements were made by Darcy Calkins. (Cameron Thomson – Salmon Arm Observer)

A loquacious group of Salmon Arm word nerds came together for a morning of coffee, costumes and spelling.

More than a dozen teams competed in the sixth annual spelling bee fundraiser hosted by the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) on May 8 at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort.

The Silverquacks, a team comprised of doctors from Salmon Arm, came in second while Bee-Witched took the gold for the fifth time.

Read more: Lumby student wins B.C. spelling bee

Read more: Shuswap spelling stars raise money for literacy

The event raised $12,425 for community literacy programs run by LASS, including the Cyber Seniors computer tutoring program, Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week and other family and children’s literacy programs.


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