Photos:  Givens Estate edges out Xpress to win Literacy Council Spelling Bee

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.


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