Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November 22nd Spelling Bee


This week's bee qualified a record FIVE people for the Finals! Congratulations to Wilson Southerland (overall champ with 15 words!), Steve Melis, Jennifer Lee, David H., and Lisette Vostko!*

The Finals -- in which winners from the past six month season will vie to become grand champion -- will take place on December 6th.

*Due to an extremely well-attended and busy bee, our record-keeping was a bit less meticulous than usual, so I apologize for missing or misspelled (oh, the irony) surnames.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

November 8th Winners

1st Place: Maddy DeLeon
2nd Place: Jenny Brown
3rd Place: Liz Thaler

It was (de facto) ladies' night at the bee on Monday. Maddy took 1st but declined to be photographed. All three winners proceed to the season Finals on December 6th!

November 22nd is the last regular season bee of 2010! Signup begins at 7. We recommend arriving promptly to make sure you get a spot.



Monday, November 08, 2010

Bee founder bobbyblue's new music video

Did you know that Williamsburg Spelling Bee founder bobbyblue is also a dance music superstar? Enjoy the new video.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Visual Thesaurus

Here's an interesting lexical resource:

The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus that creates word maps that branch to related words. Several lucky (well, talented) winners at our December 6th Finals will receive free memberships! Check out the Visual Thesaurus here.

The image at right -- that's a t-shirt available on SnorgTees.