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Can You Spell R-E-T-R-I-B-U-T-I-O-N?

Lois Hansen
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Favorite word: obstreperous
It means: noisy – loud – clamorous – rumbustious – boisterous

Jenn from the Illinois Communications Team here, reporting on what’s shaping up to be a great event this weekend that you won’t want to miss…check out the AARP Spelling Bee, coming to you live from your computer this Saturday!

Remember when you were a kid and you got to participate in the school spelling bee? You can relive those days my friends! Each year in Cheyenne Wyoming AARP holds a national spelling bee for adults. With over $1000 in  cash and prizes at stake, not to mention bragging  rights…now YOU can declare victory over words that tripped you up years ago. You can OWN c-h-r-y-s-a-n-t-h-e-m-u-m!

The AARP National Spelling Bee was created in 1996 by a group of AARP members in Cheyenne, Wyoming who wanted a fun way to challenge their peers to keep their minds sharp as they age. The bee has been held every year since, always in Cheyenne.

The annual bee is coming up on on Friday August 10th and  Saturday August 11th and will be broadcast live on the net. Check out this year’s participants who will undergo a rigorous written test in round one with the top 15 spellers advancing to the oral round. One year the competition went on for 7 hours!

Want to enter next year’s bee?   Learn more on the website and be sure to follow along this year on Facebook,  Twitter, #AARPBee  and YouTube.

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