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Chamber hosts First Adult Spelling Bee

CROSBY— Can you spell a word of English origin that has 34 letters and is the title of a song in the popular musical Mary Poppins? (Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious)
The Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce, Crosby ISD, and Huffman ISD hosted the first ADULT Spelling Bee on Nov. 11, in the Crosby High School Commons.

Eight teams of four members each participated in this event. Teams paid an entry fee to compete in the Adult Spelling Bee and all proceeds from the event are being donated to educational programs and projects in the local school systems. The teams had 9 sponsors at $150. Final figures will be around $1,340 less awarding $350 in prizes with expenses running about $70 to $80.
Susan Armstrong donated the trophies and Crosby Office Supplies donated the pens, pads and various items for use by contestants and judges. Crosby Project Graduation group provided concessions. In addition, Boy Scout Troop #1411 was responsible for the Flag Presentation.
Of course, all who participated were winners but the group that walked out with the $200 check was Holy Trinity Episcopal School.
According to team leader Shirley Ellisor the school is preparing for two spelling bees to be performed by their students including the P.I.S.A. and the one that eventually competes at the nationals in Washington, D.C. The check will ultimately go to “Help our kids in their academic achievement.”