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.