Announcing our winner for the December 29 Portland Spelling Bee: Bill!
Bill, a several-time presence on the podium, captured top honors this time by correctly spelling “vigneron.” A vigneron is, of course, a grower of wine grapes. Apropos both for our location at the north end of the world-renownedish Willamette Valley wine region, and for the contest’s timing just a few days before that most bibulous of holidays: New Year’s Eve.
Congratulations again to Bill, and happy 2009 to all our current, former, future and wanna-be spellers!
Congratulations to last night’s winner, Karen (or “Caribou,” as her fellow competitors were calling her). We credit her win to her fetching antlers, and of course to her mad Greek vocabulary skills.
Our spelling bee champion for December 22, 2008
Karen’s winning word: “oophagous,” meaning “egg-eating.”
Did you know that many sharks are oophagous as embryos? Yep, the bigger badder embryo sharks devour the eggs containing their poor little unhatched brothers and sisters. How’s that for some merry holiday spirit? Read more about it.
Meet the people (and the words) who enjoy triumph and renown at the Portland Spelling Bee. Each week, we’ll feature our winners and the words that brought them to glory.
This week, our champion is Tyler, a regular Bee participant and previous champion:
bathymeter: an instrument that measures the depth of water
And a note for the hesitant: our runner-up was a first-time speller, who did a fantastic job and gave Tyler a run for his money. Come on down and try out your own mad spelling skills!
Congratulations, Tyler! See you next week!