GOALS Spelling Bee rescheduled due to COVID-19

Published 9:23 pm Friday, March 20, 2020

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Greater Orange Area Literacy Services (GOALS) Spelling Bee, is rescheduled due to the Coronavirus, for Friday, May 1, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 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 3 persons and an alternate studying a booklet of pre-chosen words, complimentary lunch for each of the team members, and 2 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 for 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 for $15 each.  

Contact Rhonda Powell, GOALS Director, for team application and further information at rhonda@goals-setx.com or at work, 409-886-4311.