Grown-Up Spelling Bee Raises Close to $10,000 for Schools

Click on the headline to see who competed and to view a Photo Gallery from the May 14, 2016 event.


Fifteen (15) teams — each with three people — participated in the 1st annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee.

  • Suffolk News-Herald — Queen Bee Sponsor   ... Typographical Airers
  • Superintendent & SPS Leadership Team … Blues Buzzers … sponsored by RRMM  Architects / Beekeeper Sponsor
  • Kilby Shores Elementary School … Kil-Bee’s Revenge of the Nerds … sponsored by Farmers Insurance
  • City Manager’s Office … The NewBees
  • Suffolk Parks & Recreation … Buzz Words
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Zeta Epsilon Omega Chapter) … AKABETS ... sponsored by J.W. Clark Enterprises
  • Community Team … Team “B” … sponsored by Cross Realty
  • Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary School … The Word Smithssponsored by i.concur Event Planning
  • Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary School … Meet “The Odds” … sponsored by Seventh Point
  • Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary School … Dandy-Lions … sponsored by Cathy Duncan, The Real Estate Group
  • City-Wide Teacher of the Year & Oakland Elementary School … King Bees … sponsored by Jani-King
  • Creekside Elementary School … BEE a GR8R G8R!… sponsored by Damuth Trane
  • Booker T. Washington Elementary School … Bee Tackling Words …  sponsored by Monica Barnes, Mary Kay Consultant
  • Pioneer Elementary & Oakland Elementary schools … Alpha Bees … sponsored by Hall Nissan
  • King’s Fork Middle School … Team Onomatopoeia!in memory of Talmadge Darden given by his friends