Are Your Teachers in This Grown-Up Spelling Bee?

Learn what seven schools will have teacher teams …

Can you spell F-U-N?  Then join us for the 2nd Annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee presented by the Suffolk Education Foundation to benefit Suffolk Public Schools.

The Grown-Up Spelling Bee will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, beginning at 2 p.m. at King’s Fork High School.

Teams of three adults will work together to spell words and compete for the coveted title of “Best Spellers in Suffolk.” Teams that face elimination on can continue the fun by buying a “spell check” or “stinging” another team by passing on a difficult word. Teams are invited to wear costumes — the more creative, the better! A buzzing hive of spectators will vote for the best team costumes.

Community and corporate teams ready to compete for the 2018 title include:

  • Suffolk News-Herald, the event’s Queen Bee sponsor
  • RRMM Architects
  • BayPort Credit Union,
  • Suffolk Business Women
  • City of Suffolk Library

Schools teams include:

  • Superintendent’s Super Bees
  • Booker T. Washington Elementary
  • Creekside Elementary
  • Elephant’s Fork Elementary
  • Kilby Shores Elementary
  • King’s Fork Middle
  • John Yeates Middle
  • Lakeland High

The 1st Annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee teams raised close to $10,000.

Tickets are $5 a person … Children 8 and under are free.

*NOTE: Weather Make-Up Date – Feb. 17. 

Contact Bethanne Bradshaw, Public Information Officer, at 925-6752 for more information.











Thanks to all who supported the Suffolk Education Foundation’s first annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee, held in 2016.  Kil-Bee’s Revenge of the Words captured the title (Kilby Shores), with Alpha Bees as first runner-up (Pioneer & Oakland).  Here are some photos from the BUZZ-tastic night!

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NOTE:  Contact Bethanne Bradshaw for the 2018 event.