Event: Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee

Join Somerville Media Center for one of the most brutal sporting events of the month: The Spelling Bee! Want to be a part of the fun festivities, sign up below!
Re-live your glory years as a grammar school know-it-all! Show your 6th grade English teacher you turned out literate after all. Prove to your friends that you are “indeed” (not “indicted”) a good speller and it’s your phone’s autocorrect getting you into trouble. **This is a fundraiser event for SMC!
When: Tuesday, September 18 (6:30-8:30 pm)
Who: YOU!
Where: The Independent (75 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143)
Registration: Sign up here!
Study Guide
Link: https://goo.gl/KQedKV
Official Rules

  1. This is a team competition. A team is composed of two spellers. The role of speller will alternate between the two team members within each round.
  2. This is a timed competition. There will be two 1-minute rounds of spelling.
  3. All correctly spelled words in the first round will be worth 1 point each. All correctly spelled words in the second round will be worth 2 points each.
  4. The team with the highest total score from the two rounds will be the winner.
  5. Spellers must spell each word from start to finish in one attempt. Spellers may not “pass” on any words.
  6. Spellers may request that a word be pronounced again.
  7. Any question about the spelling of a word must be referred to the judges at the end of each team’s 1-minute round.
  8. The judges’ decisions on all questions shall be final.
  9. In the event of a tie the scores for the second round of spelling will determine the placement of teams.