MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Correctly spelling tough words, such as lassitude and lascivious, earned Oklahoma School for the Blind competitors a first place schools trophy at the 19th Annual Creek County Literacy Program’s Spelling Bee.
The competition was held at Sapulpa High School on Thursday, April 13.
OSB teacher Faye Miller coached the successful OSB Braille Bees, composed of Richelle Zampella, Kaylee Ragon and Brianna Brennan, to victory in the first round against five other public schools.
OSB’s Braille Bees then faced the Sapulpa Public Library team, the Wannabeezzz, in the final round known as the “Ultimate Stinger.”
The Wannabeezzz prevailed and took home the overall Spelling Bee trophy after correctly spelling the word “Bezaleel.”
“We want to congratulate all the competitors,” Miller said. “The School for the Blind is happy to compete and proud that we took home our 4th trophy in four years.”
The Sapulpa Lions Club sponsored the OSB team.
For more information about the Creek County Literacy Program, phone 918-224-9647.
For more information about the Oklahoma School for the Blind, phone 877-229-7136 toll free or visit http://osb.k12.ok.us/.