Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Don't worry, Bee Happy

The SigEp sponsored (a $5000 scholarship fron the Educational Foundation) National Spelling Bee gets under way today in Washington D.C.

Lets have a good, clean match. No eye gouging, rabbit punches, or dipthong hurling allowed. Plosives and fricatives may only be used with a doctor's excuse and prior consent of the judges.
The 286 champion spellers, ranging in age from 10- to 15-years-old, will be competing for the Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship, which will be determined during the semifinal and championship rounds of the competition Thursday, May 31. The spellers have qualified to compete in the national competition by winning locally sponsored spelling bees in their home communities. The national competition will be held in the Independence Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Washington.
The D.C. Grand Hyatt? I guess that means it is BYOB - Bring Your Own Bottle-rockets.
The ABC Television Network will provide live coverage of the championship rounds from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., EDT, on Thursday, May 31. Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts will host the ABC broadcast.

Semifinal rounds of the bee will air live earlier in the day on ESPN from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. SportsCenter anchor Chris McKendry will host the ESPN broadcast.
If it's on ESPN, this event must be for those who don't get enough adrenaline rush from NASCAR, right?

2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee Begins May 30 in Washington D.C. | Huliq: Breaking News