At the 16th Annual Adult S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g Bee the Bee-lievers from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Logophiles from JAARS squared off in the 19th round. The team of three from JAARS defended their 2013 win and correctly spelled ‘impugn’ for the win!
The 2014 Bee was held Thursday, November 6, at Wingate University. Proceeds of nearly $12,000 will benefit our literacy program by providing literacy-level books for students, teacher's manuals for tutors, and software for our computer lab. The fundraising effort will also help to operate our Adult Literacy Center, where tutors and students meet for lessons. Nearly one hundred fans attended. Fifteen teams competed. Look for coverage in The Enquirer-Journal and The Home News. Thank you to WIXE The Mighty 1190 for helping to promote and for sending Reed to call the words. Thank you to all!
The 'out' words were quite daunting!
We help beginner reader adults. Our clients set goals such as participating in parent-teacher conferences, reading for pleasure, following the news or getting a better job.
Our literacy instruction for adults who live or work in Union County is provided free thanks to broad community support. Every day of the week volunteers and staff provide tutoring at our Adult Literacy Center in downtown Monroe, at branches of Union County Public Library and at churches throughout the county. Would you consider a charitable gift today? Would you consider volunteering? We welcome your involvement!Thank you!