Congratulations to Colie Hoffman, winner of the 2nd Durham Spelling Bee!
What a great time we all had! While there were fewer in attendance this time (I neglected to account for Spring break and some kind of basketball tournament thingy), there were more — far more — words than before. The Bee went 26 rounds, the final 16 of which added up to a head-to-head suspense-fest between Colie and Joe Nofziger, our 2nd place winner. There was a wonderful spirit of camaraderie in the air.
The event was covered by a reporter and a photographer from The Herald-Sun. They did a fine job of summing up the competition. Check out the story and photos. Thanks to Joe Van Gogh for providing prizes and for being such a delightful place to have fun and meet new friends.