The Givens Estate’s “Golden Spelers” took home first place in this year’s Literacy Council Spelling Bee, narrowly out-spelling the Mountain Xpress team, which placed second. Held tonight at AB-Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium, the bee pitted ten adult teams against each other, raising over $2500 for the Literacy Council of Buncombe County. A team of contestants from the LaZoom comedy troupe provided comic relief to the tense competition.
Team Xpress: Senior editor Peter Gregutt, flanked on the left by Arts & Entertainment editor Rebecca Sulock, and on the right by web manager Don Makoviney.
The Warren Wilson Fighting Owls’ mascot.
Team Xpress confers on a difficult word.
The LaZoom teams argues about alternate spellings of the word “library.”
Audience members who won the “Best Dressed” award.