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6/6/07-Longview

Spelling Bee A Fun Challenge For Some East Texas Adults

  Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Well, some East Texas adults aren't feeling so smart after participating in a spelling bee just for grown-ups. Fifteen teams tried their luck at the 16th annual Corporate Spelling Bee at Pine Tree Junior High School in Longview. Crazy costumes and spirited spellers gathered together to raise money for the East Texas Literacy Council, an organization that tutors adults and children.

Chris Steph, a STEMCO team speller, says, "I took my children and it was a good opportunity for them to drill me on the words instead of me drilling them on spelling words."

The winning team was UT Tyler at Longview University Center.  The word was "vermiculated."

Tracy Watler/Reporting: tracy@kltv.com 

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