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Blue Ribbon Champion Sponsor for 2017
The Ainslie Reilly Group
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Gold Ribbon Sponsors
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For more information or to make a donation to sponsor an individual or a team over the phone please call (607)256-4734
Congratulations to the IthacaSTEM Hexaplexes for winning the 18th Annual IPEI Adult Spelling Bee on Sunday, March 6 at the Ithaca High School Wellness Center Gym. Team members, Karen Trible, Suzanne Nussbaum, and Mark Chao won without a single misspell! Words they spelled correctly when other teams could not included idiosyncrasy, diphtheria, boutonniere, xerosis, zaibatsu, desiccant, and oeuvre.
Nussbaum remarked as they were presented with the Fuzzy Bee Trophy: “It was a lot of fun. I wish I had participated in past years, too.” Trible explained that they did not have a study method that lead to their success, yet between them they know Latin, French and Greek. Chao said, “I am impressed with the amount of good will and spirit on display today with so many community members volunteering, making sponsorship donations, and cheering us on.”
We Spell Krazy Good from WSKG, the Fine Arts Word Boosters, and Spellicans were the other teams that advanced from the four preliminary rounds to the championships.
Ithaca Journal coverage: http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/news/local/2016/03/08/hexaplexes-conquer-ithacas-adult-spelling-bee/81473818/
Lansing Star coverage: http://www.lansingstar.com/around-town/12466-spelling-bee-success-for-spellers-and-education-grants
Tompkins Weekly coverage: http://tompkinsweekly.com/news/2016/03/13/hexaplexes-triumph-adult-spelling-bee/
IthacaSTEM Hexaplexes Win 18th IPEI Spelling Bee
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Over 300 members of the community of all ages gathered for the IPEI Adult Spelling Bee on Sunday, March 1 in the Ithaca High Wellness Center Gym. The 17th annual event featured 28 spelling teams of three adults each competing for the championship Fuzzy Bee trophy and raising $26,000 for IPEI’s grants for teachers.
I.H.S. Bee-T-A, representing the Ithaca High School PTA, was victorious spelling “idiosyncratic” after Highway to Spell from Cayuga Radio Group misspelled it. Following four preliminary rounds with seven teams in each, four finalist teams advanced to the championship round including We Spell Krazy Good and the Bunco Bees. In addition, the Caroline Bee-tniks were recognized for having the Best Costumes and Most Spirit. The ICSD Librarians known as #icsdlibs raised the most funds for their team entry.