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[Spelling bee winners]
Andrew Naples, Government Relations Officer at Queen's and a board member with Kingston Literacy and Skills, presents Sharon Murphy, Jane Philipps and Carol Tennant with a plaque for winning the 20th annual Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee earlier this year. 

 

Kingston Literacy and Skills recently presented Queen’s Library staff members Sharon Murphy, Jane Philipps and Carol Tennant with a plaque for winning the 20th annual Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee that was held May 7. The community event is Kingston Literacy and Skills' annual fundraiser that helps support its family literacy programs. The Queen's team, named the Bee-Attitudes, claimed victory with the correct spelling of "bombardon."

The Bee-Attitudes also won the Libary and Arkives Spelling Bee that was held before the city-wide spelling bee. The Bee-Attitudes defeated six other teams to win the title. Laura Murray, a faculty member in the Department of English, served as a guest judge along with judges from the Library, Michael Vandenburg and Linda Cahill.

More than 40 people attended the Libary and Arkives Spelling Bee on May 7. Organizers have challenged other departments and units across the university to enter a team in the 2015 spelling bee. 

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