Published on: February 24, 2012
In the final round, Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Academy for Lifelong Learning(ALL)’s team won the Community Chamber of Commerce of East Montgomery County’s third annual Spelling Bee on Feb. 16.
Spelling ‘imperturbable’ correctly, Mike Adams, Shelly Leith and Carolyn Russell, beat out 16 other teams to bring home a second win. The ALL team also won last year’s Spelling Bee.
“We are thrilled that our ALL team was able to beat everyone else again this year; two of the members were on the winning team last year,” said Pat Chandler, program coordinator for ALL. “We had several members in the audience cheering our team on. It was a great event.”
The Spelling Bee is coordinated through the chamber’s Education Committee. Each team received a word and had 30 seconds to spell it. In the first two rounds, if a team spelled their word incorrectly, the audience had a chance pay $25 for immunity stings to keep them in the game. Teams could not receive immunity stings in the last round.
“During the competition, they only received three immunity stings,” Chandler said. “Our team consisted of great spellers. This generation of adults learned how to spell while they were in school and all three of them are avid readers.”
Proceeds from the chamber’s annual Spelling Bee went toward scholarships for local seniors at New Caney, Porter, Splendora, and Caney Creek high schools. These funds were given to the Rotary Club of East Montgomery County and distributed at the annual Project Connections event at the East Montgomery County Improvement District.
LSC-Kingwood’s ALL program began in February 2004 and in just eight years, the program has grown to more than 1,000 active members. Annual membership is $20 from Sept. 1-Aug. 31 and all courses offered are free and taught by volunteers. There are no educational requirements.
For more information ALL, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/all-kingwood.htm. Additional information on the Community Chamber of Commerce of East Montgomery County can be found at http://www.communitychamberemc.com/.
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