Monday, March 15, 2010

2nd Bee results! DSB in the news.

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.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tonight's the night


I'll see you all tonight.  Have fun.  Good luck!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Durham Spelling Bee next Saturday!

The second Durham Spelling Bee is next week on Saturday, March 13. Sign-in at 6:00 p.m.   Spelling begins at 6:30 p.m.

Something new: there will be a limit of 30 spellers, so please get there early enough to sign up, mingle, and enjoy a beverage.

The Bee will be at the excellent Joe Van Gogh, 1104B Broad Street.  They have great beans.  And they are providing great coffee prizes!

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I look forward to seeing you there!

Scripps regional qualifier results

The regional qualifier for the Scripps National Spelling Bee was exciting!  Congratulations to Jessia Connelly, who will go on to represent the Durham/Orange County region at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC.  Congratulations, also, to Amber McDonald for winning 2nd place.  All the spellers were very impressive.  What a great bunch of kids!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

It's National Grammar Day!

Celebrate National Grammar Day by reading "5 Easy Ways to Learn Grammar With The New York Times," and by visiting the Huffington Post's piece, "National Grammar Day 2010: Resources And The WORST Grammar Mistakes Ever."

(Is that sentence grammatically correct?)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Duke hosts regional qualifier for the Scripps National Spelling Bee

This weekend, Duke University will host the regional qualifier for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

WhatRegional Spelling Bee
Mar 06, 2010
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WhereDuke University - Page Auditorium

Winning spellers from schools in Durham and Orange counties will compete for a spot in the National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, June 2-4, 2010.
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