24th Annual Adult Spelling Bee

And the winner is . . . The Diadasias from Warren Wilson


The Literacy Council held its 24th annual Spelling Bee Tuesday, April 28th at the Millroom in downtown Asheville. The event was successful in many ways. Attendance was great, spellers were competitive, and fundraising was high!

David Ostergaard emceed the event, once again and had everyone in stitches. This year’s entertainment was Claire Dima, belly dancer extraordinaire. Claire entertained the audience during intermission with her intense movements and diverse skills using swords.

Plough to Pantry and Chestnut competed for best fundraiser.

Malaprops, Warren Wilson College, and Pack Memorial Library battled it out as the match was extended by four challenge rounds.

After an incredible match of spelling geniuses, Warren Wilson College was crowned The Winner! Congratulations Diadasias of Warren Wilson! Thank you to all the Bee Teams competing and raising money for the Litearcy Council. Participating teams were: Warren Wilson College, Malaprops, Pack Memorial Library, Chestnut, Asheville Citizen Times, Battery Park Book Exchange, Rhubarb, Plough to Pantry, and JB Media.



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