Archive for Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Seniors may enter statewide spelling bee

July 11, 2007


Spelling bees aren't just for kids anymore.

Salina Senior Center and the city of Salina are co-sponsoring the first Senior Citizens State Wide Spelling Bee on Oct. 11.

Three Kansans will judge the bee - former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker; Max Falkenstien, legendary Kansas University basketball and football announcer; and state Rep. Joshua Svaty, D-Ellsworth.

Kansas residents 50 and older by Oct. 1 are invited to participate by paying a $5 entry fee. Participants must obtain an entry form online at or by calling (785) 827-9818, and submit it by Sept. 14 to the Salina Senior Center.

The bee will be held at the Bicentennial Center.

The grand prize will be a trip for two to the National Senior Citizens Spelling Bee competition in Cheyenne, Wyo., in June 2008.


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