The AARP National Spelling Bee will take place Saturday, August 11 in Cheyenne, Wy. Come a day early for a free workshop on Training the Grownup Brain. The fun yet challenging bee is open to anyone age 50 and older. Last year's winner, Tony Johnson, conquered "uakari" to take home first prize. Visit http://aarp.org/spellingbee or call the AARP Wyoming office at 1-866-663-3290 for more information. If you are interested in spelling, please join our group.
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Join us for a spell at the AARP National Spelling Bee June 20
Test your skills against some of the best spellers in the country while you compete for more than $1,000 in gifts and prizes at the AARP National Spelling Bee, June 20, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Bee is open to anyone age 50 or older, except previous winners.
“Whether you enjoy reading the dictionary to keep your mind sharp or you just want to meet other like-minded adults, the AARP National Spelling Bee always proves to be exciting and highly competitive,” said the Bee’s word wizard Brian Greene.
The AARP National Spelling Bee features two rounds of competition. All of the spellers compete in a 100-word written spelling section. The top 15 spellers advance to the oral spelling rounds where spellers are allowed to miss three words before being knocked out of the competition.
“Some spellers have told us that they enter the bee because they had performed well in a spelling bee when they were younger, and they want to test themselves again.” Greene said. “What they realize is that a lifetime of learning and reading has made them a much better and more confident speller.”
Held at Cheyenne’s Little America Hotel and Resort, which offers discounted rates to spellers and their guests who call 1-800-445-6945, the Bee costs $25 to enter. Spellers may register online at www.aarp.org/spellingbee">aarp.org/spellingbee through June 14.
Additional events will be held on Friday, June 19 for spellers and their guests. More information is available at www.aarp.org/spellingbee">aarp.org/spellingbee or by calling 1-866-663-3290.
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