This year again, Macomb Daily online readers will be able to watch the entire spelling bee in progress. The spelling competition that starts at 1 p.m. will be livestreamed from the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts.
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Today is the day weeks and months of word study should pay off for dozens of Macomb County youngsters.
The 14th annual 2014 Macomb Daily Regional Spelling Bee will take place starting at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Macomb Center for Performing Arts on Center Campus of Macomb Community College in Clinton Township.
The event will feature 66 spellers from grades five through eight representing public and private schools in Macomb County. They will be vying for the chance to represent the county in the Scripps National Spelling Bee the week of May 26 near Washington, D.C., some of which will be televised on the ESPN TV networks. The winner receives an all-expense paid trip for two to the national bee.
The winner also receives a first-place individual trophy and the traveling trophy to place at their school for a year, as well as a first-place certificate, one-year membership to Britannica Online Premium and award certificate.
The second-place finisher collects a trophy and certificate.
Each child receives a Macomb Daily gift bag and Websters Third International Dictionary.
Organizing the event for The Macomb Daily is promotions manager Myra Keiffer. The pronouncer will be Lynne Bucciarelli, a retired English teacher from Fraser High School. The judges will be MCC English instructor Marie Masters, Macomb Daily managing editor Jeff Payne and Macomb Daily executive assistant Jan Wick.
The Bee, which typically lasts about three hours, will be livestreamed here and on macombdaily.com.
The event begins at 1 p.m.