Annual spelling bee about fun, support of schools

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

"Our former broker in charge actually did a little bit of searching on the Internet and actually built the word," said team member Tema Barnes. "We’re the Gerontorthographists. That stands for old people who can’t spell."

The winning team was The Honky-Tonk Donkeys from Craven Community College’s Havelock campus. Team members included Hank Hingley, Kyle Warner, Jessica Saxon and Quincy Lieske. The winning word was demiurge, a magistrate in some ancient Greek states, according to the dictionary.

"We were like hopping out of our seats. We haven’t won in six or seven years," said Lieske.

The team chose Roger Bell Elementary to receive an extra $100 of the proceeds from the event. 

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