The fourth annual Chattooga County Adult Spelling Bee has been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 19 and, Organizers of the bee aim to raise awareness of literacy in the area, as the county works to maintaining a certified literate community. Chattooga County grapples with one of the highest illiteracy rates in the state, with nearly two out of five people lacking a high-school education.


Teams of adults may sign up at any time prior to February’s event. Registration is $250 per team, and each team will consist of three adults (not in high school). Last year’s winner was the team from Trion Methodist Church.


This tax-deductible donation will provide each team with ten “Cheering Section Tickets,” complete rules and a word study guide similar to the one used by the National Spelling Bee Association.


Teams will work together to spell their words at the event, utilizing discussion, pen and paper throughout the tournament. Organizers emphasize the fact that no one will at any time be alone in front of a microphone.


Local businesses may also choose to sponsor a team of individuals from a community agency or school. Bee organizers hope that some choose to do this in order to allow teams of teachers or coaches to participate.


For more information or to find out how you can sign up, contact Vera Wallin at 706-767-8398.


Admission for the audience is $1 per person and all funds will go toward supporting literacy in Chattooga County.

 So if you’re a know-it-all (or if you work with one) sign up your team today and help Chattooga