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Spellers to compete in annual fundraiser
Spell Check Live! Tuesday at FCHS
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Forsyth County News
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The sixth annual Spell Check Live! adult spelling bee is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Forsyth Central High School.

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Fifteen teams are breaking out their dictionaries in preparation for an annual adult spelling bee that raises funds for adult education.

Literacy Forsyth will hold Spell Check Live! 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Forsyth Central High School’s auditorium.

Now in its sixth year, the event encourages teams to dress in crazy costumes and have fun while collaboratively attempting to spell words such as “obliquity,” “bibelot” and “ailurify.”

Last year’s event raised more than $8,000 for Literacy Forsyth, which promotes adult literacy in the county by providing free tutoring for low-level and non-reading adults, free English and GED classes and practice exams.

This year, leaders hope to raise $10,000 through the bee.

Fonda Harrison, chair of Literacy Forsyth, said in a statement that the competition will feature several returning teams, as well as a few new entries.

“The community has always been generous in supporting Spell Check Live!, but this is the first year that Forsyth County Schools and Automation
Direct will have teams on stage,” she said.

“We hope that their participation will inspire more students, more employees and more families to turn out to cheer on their favorite team.”

Administrators from several schools will make up two new teams.

Schools participating this year include Big Creek, Coal Mountain, Haw Creek, Johns Creek, Matt and Sharon elementary schools and Otwell, South Forsyth and Vickery Creek middle schools.

Among the returning teams are the Forsyth County Public Library, Lanier Technical College, United Way, Cumming Kiwanis Club and all five Forsyth-based Rotary clubs.