20th Annual Spelling Bee
20th Annual Spelling Bee – April 25, 2019
After five rounds of spelling, two teams were tied for first place. The tie-breaker spell-off teams were The Didactidactyls, from Carroll Community College, and We Spell McDaniel, the student team from McDaniel College. Both teams missed their first word, but The Didactidactyls scored on the second round to take the title of the Best Spellers of Carroll County. The Spine Crackers from Penguin Random House placed third.
Prior to the competition, a delicious meal was served by Kountry Kafe and Catering, followed by yummy desserts from Stone House Cakery and Cafe. Music during dinner was performed by the talented Herb Sell.
Many thanks to our community volunteers who every year make the Bee run smoothly:
Emcee: Sheriff Jim DeWees
Pronouncer: The Honorable Judge Fred Hecker
Judge: Attorney at Law Richard Titus
Time Keeper: Maddie Luchini
Word List: Lisa Picker, Librarian
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to our major sponsors for all they do and all they contribute:
Penguin Random House, Giant, Antrim, and Wegmans.
First Place Winners: The Didactidactyls
Anna Kuang, Gregory Novalis, Jessica Sichel, and Dmitri Fedoruk receive their awards from Brenda Lewis and Delegate Haven Shoemaker.
Second Place Winners: We Spell McDaniel
Laurel Pogue, Marya Kuratova, Rose Sparks, and Jackie White
Third Place Winners: Spine Crackers
Bridgette Bowlin, Tammie Harris, and Ester-Marie Emslie