Eagle-Bees team member Libba Pendleton holds up money for a lifeline Thursday evening while competing in the event. The team was sponsored by the Bank of Clarke County.
Spelling Hornets team members Julie Hofmann (from left), Andrea Meador Smith and Michelle Lynn Brown wait for the verdict from pronouncer Maggie Peterson on a word they spelled Thursday night during the eighth annual Adult Spelling Bee held at First Presbyterian Church to benefit Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area. The team was sponsored by Shenandoah University. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Money Honeys team member Cynthia Lescalleet shows off her wings at the beginning of the Adult Spelling Bee Thursday evening at the First Presbyterian Church. The team was sponsored by BB&T Bank. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
A crowd of more than 100 looked on Thursday night as 10 teams competed in a time-honored tradition: the spelling bee.