The 21st Annual Reaching Heights Adult Community Spelling Bee is just about a week away.
More than 20 teams comprised of three adults each from law firms, schools, churches, colleges and cultural organizations like the Cleveland Orchestra will prove spelling bees (and fun costumes) aren't just for kids and will attempt to be the last spellers standing on stage.
But this year, Reaching Heights has a special challenge for readers who may or may not be involved in the official bee.
Each day leading up to the event, which begins at 7 p.m. March 28 in the Heights High auditorium, Cleveland Heights Patch will feature a video of Heights Libraries Director and bee reader Nancy Levin reading one word selected by Reaching Heights. Some words are from past bees, and others will be read at the 2012 event. And of course, Levin will use each in a sentence.
The first person to correctly spell the word in the comments section below will receive five free raffle tickets for a chance to win one of many prizes at the spelling bee.
Admission to the bee is free. Raffle tickets are $1 each and $5 for 6. Teams contribute $500 to the organization to participate, and proceeds help pay for academic and music support programs for the public schools in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District.
The organization has pulled in more than $262,000 from this event for the past 20 years. To make a donation, click here.
Play the video above for today's word and try to spell it correctly below!