|Vipers take first in adult spelling bee|
|Written by ERIC VOORHIS|
|Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:05|
It was the bottom of the sixth inning during the baseball-themed Adults All Star Spelling Bee on Saturday at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.
Teams took turns fielding words from Ms. Glasgow, the event’s “pitcher,” who sat at a long table in front of the stage next to a panel of other officials that included a timer, a scorer and an umpire, all clad in mock baseball uniforms.
After a few chuckles, the three-member IDPS Alumni team correctly spelled the word, took their seats and passed the microphone to the next of their seven competitors: the Stingrays, Bee Team, The Honey Bees, Two and a Half Moms, Spoken, Vipers and The Early Birds. Some words were straightforward and seemed painless to spell, such as “okey-dokey” and “awful,” while others proved more difficult: “barbiturate” and “colloquialism,” for example.
See the Sept. 13, 2012 edition for full coverage.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:46|