Once again, it's time to "bee" literate, at the Literacy Council
of Tyler's 22nd annual spelling bee.
This year, thirteen teams signed on to out-spell each other, and the competition was...well...competitive. Everyone was wondering if the
three-time champion, Tyler Junior College, was going to walk away with it again.
All the teams made it to the third round before someone started
using the wrong letters.
Trinity Mother Frances Hospital and Clinics was the first to be
"That's incorrect," stated the pronouncer.
She missed a "t." In the third round of the Literacy Council of
Tyler's 22nd annual spelling bee, they began to fall.
"Incorrect," ruled the judges.
She added an "h." Tyler Pipe got a little sympathy, but it wasn't
"Incorrect," the judge said.
In the fifth round kinesiology, fluorescent, centennial knocked
out three more.
In round six, flammeous and bouillabaisse burned two teams.
In round seven, ennui exported another team.
During round eight, acromegaly and balmacaan washed out two more, and then
there were two: Ingersol Rand/Trane and Wilson Law Firm.
At this point
misspellings didn't matter. They had to spell two correct in a row to win.
Edulcoration didn't help. Hamadryad didn't go over well either.
"Correct," said the judges.
"Correct," the judges ruled.
Wilson Law Firm took it.
So after a drawn-out battle, it came down to a game of
The tally isn't in yet, but the goal is to raise $60,000 for the
Literacy Council of Tyler's 22nd annual spelling bee. About 500
people were in attendance.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyMore >>
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.More >>