You might think that, with a name like "Spelling Bee" that there would be spelling. You'd be wrong. We started with something easy: either "What's your name?" or "How old are you?" I got "What's your name?" Thankfully, I remembered it.
Then we did some letter or number or color identification. That was a breeze. They we turned to some reading. Here's one of the first words I got.
We kept going and the words didn't really get that much harder.
Finally we eliminated one more person. Here I am with Mia and Shannon, in the final 5.
We kept going and going until it was just me and Maddie, one of my Daisy Scout friends, left. We read word after word after word until I got "squelching." Can't say I've ever seen it before. I tried my hardest but didn't quite get it right. Maddie got "rumbling" and she read it right. I wish that I would have won, but 2nd Place is pretty good.
However, there was a bright spot to the evening. There was a raffle (this was a PTO fundraising event after all) and I put my tickets into the bag for a gift certificate to Cowhaus Creamery, the yummiest ice cream store in town. And guess whose ticket got picked?