Annual spelling bee about fun, support of schools

Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 03:48 PM.

Most had a hard time straining to get the correct spellings.

"It’s at times pretty difficult, especially with the words that they come up with in this particular event, but it’s all for a good charity and fun," said Allan Quinn of the Early College East Flower STEMs.

Mary Ann Moore, who teaches English at Havelock High and competed for the Ram Bees, tells her kids all the time that she doesn’t know all the words in the dictionary.

"On some of them, it’s not really a surprise because on some of those science words that have the weird spellings are really hard," Moore said.

Wendy Mayton, a pre-kindergarten and special needs teacher for Graham A. Barden Elementary’s Word Nerds, said the event is her favorite,

"It is so much fun," she said. "It is one of my favorite things about Havelock. I’m actually moving at the end of the year and I’m so sad. This is one of the things I’m going to miss the most.

"It’s such a raucous good time. Everybody has so much fun. It’s neat that people can have so much fun with a spelling bee. It’s great that it’s a team effort because we can all put our heads together and sometimes you have to go with your gut," Mayton said.



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