Inaugural Summit Spelling Bee Saturday |

Inaugural Summit Spelling Bee Saturday

KEYSTONE – Strephosymbolia. S-T-R-E-P-H-O-S-Y-M-B-O-L-I-A. Strephosymbolia.Those with strephosymbolia – the inability to preserve the order of letters in words read or spelled – should steer clear of the Keystone Conference Center this Saturday.Those who can spell it should rush to sign up for Summit County’s first annual Spelling Bee, organized by the Summit Learning Center.”We’re really excited,” said Summit Learning Center director Kelly Stern. “This is the first time we’ve done it, and we’re hoping students are going to want to stay with it and get better year after year.”Summit’s finest spellers can enter one of three categories: first through third grades, fourth through eighth grades and adult.The winner of the fourth- through eighth-grade competition will head to Denver later in the year to compete in the statewide competition.Adults will compete in four-person teams, gunning for a night at the Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge.Teams and individuals may register for the spelling bee today and Friday by calling Summit Learning Center. Each registrant will receive the official Scripps spelling bee list of 3,500 words – including arachnophagous, zephyr and pirouette – from which to study. Julie Sutor can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or at

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