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GOALS Spelling Bee set for March 27

To The Leader

 

An opportunity to prove you are the Ace of spelling is here as the time nears for the annual Greater Orange Area Literacy Services (GOALS) Spelling Bee, set for 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27 in the Lamar State College-Orange (LSCO) gym on Green Avenue.  

This spelling bee is the yearly fundraiser for GOALS, an established non-profit organization.  

Examples of past teams include Vidor ISD, LSCO Students, LSCO Faculty, The Nelda C. and H.W. Stark Foundation, Orange Golden K Kiwanis Club, Orange Rotary Club, etc., to only name a few.  GOALS cookbooks will be available for $10 each at the door to also help fundraising endeavors for GOALS.

Each spelling team consists of three persons and an alternate studying a booklet of pre-chosen words, complimentary lunch for the team members, and two gratis tickets per each team member.  

There is a Spirit Stick awarded each year to the team with the most enthusiasm, courtesy of Scott Hasty, owner of J. Scott’s A Florist in Orange.

The team package does require $350 for the team, not each team member, with all proceeds going to the training of English as a Second Language (ESL) students and to furnishing and helping individuals with study guides who need a GED certificate, to suffice for a high school diploma.  

Individual tickets to watch the bee inside the LSCO gym, as well as lunch, sell at $15 each.  

Contact Rhonda Powell, GOALS Director, for team application and further information at 409-886-4311.