Students to compete in spelling bee


From Staff Reports

Sunday, March 10, 2019

The top spellers in the Twin Counties will soon vie for the title of this year’s spelling champion 

The Delta Center for Life Development Inc. and the Teacher Education Program of N.C. Wesleyan College this year are hosting The Advancement Bee, a Scripps National Spelling Bee. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 20 in the Minges Auditorium of the Dunn Center on the campus of the Wesleyan College.

Edith Penny and Ann Edge, co-chairwomen of the Delta Center for Life Development and Dr. Patricia Brewer, associate professor of education at the college, invite all community residents to join them for the occasion.

“The primary purpose for the collaboration of these organizations is to help increase the ability of local students in spelling, vocabulary and language usage,” Penny said in a news release about the upcoming event.

The students competing in this year’s Advancement Spelling Bee will come from 25 area schools including public, private and charter schools.

The winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition, where they will represent the Twin Counties. He or she will also receive a trophy, a medallion, a one-year subscription to Britannica Online and a certificate.

The second runner-up will receive a Merriam Webster Dictionary, a medallion, a certificate and a trophy. The third runner-up will receive a certificate, a medallion and a trophy. Certificates and medallions will be given to all other participants.

Prizes are donated by Merriam Webster Dictionary, Britannica Online Dictionary and the Samuel Louis Sugarman Award committee.

The Delta Center for Life Development is a nonprofit organization that operates to provide health and economic awareness, outreach and educational opportunities that will enhance the lives of residents of the Twin Counties.

The Teacher Education Program of N.C. Wesleyan .has as its goal the education of students who plan to enter the teaching profession. The college prepares students majoring in elementary, middle and high school education.