Katherine Mortimer, of The Morning Star Word Nerds, waits nervously to find out if they got the correct spelling at the 10th annual Adult Spelling Bee Challenge Wednesday morning at the Vernon Lodge. The Morning Star came in second to the Queen Bees after loosing the tie-breaker at the event that raises money for the Junction Literacy Centre. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Spelling Survivors

PHOTOS: 10th annual Adult Spelling Bee Challenge raises $31,100 for Junction Literacy Centre

For more on the event check out Jennifer Smith’s column in the Opinion section.

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Betty Selin (left), the master of ceremonies, at the 10th annual Adult Spelling Bee Challenge and Wendy Aasen, executive director of the Junction Literacy Centre, laugh together at the spelling bee Wednesday morning at the Vernon Lodge. The event had the biggest turn out so far with 27 tables competing and having fun to raise money for the Junction Literacy Centre. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Gerry William (left) and Malcolm Reid, of School District 22 Spelling Survivor’s, discuss a word at the 10th annual Adult Spelling Bee Challenge Wednesday morning at the Vernon Lodge. The event raised approximately $31,100 for the Junction Literacy Centre. See page A8 for more on the event and visit vernonmorningstar.com for more photos. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

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