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Students, Faculty Spell for Charity

Last month, community members gathered for the 11th annual adult spelling bee to benefit the Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates (LVOY), a not-for-profit organization committed to providing adults the literacy skills needed to reach their full potential.

Associate Professor of Art Lara Blanchard, Associate Professor of Russian Studies Kristen Welsh, and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Darrin Magee fielded a team, “Beewildered,” and raised $425 for the organization. The student team representing the Colleges called themselves “Beeware” and included Natia Bueno ’14, Kelly Craig ’16, Tori Freeman ’16, and Charlie DeBenedetto ’16 (alternate) and raised an additional $300 for the LVOY.

A sampling of the words from the bee include: “supererogation,” “thanatotic,” “firkin,” “engobe,” “flagitious.”