This is the ninth word featured in the series, Countdown to the Spelling Bee: Can You Spell This Word?
The 21st Annual Reaching Heights Adult Community Spelling Bee is tonight.
Each day leading up to the event, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Heights High auditorium, Cleveland Heights Patch has featured 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 tonight's event.
Play the video above for the final word before tonight's bee and try to spell it correctly below!
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, which are listed below:
- Kindle Touch
- Bucket of Fun from Big Fun
- Lookin' Good Package featuring gift cards from Shawn Paul Salon and Quintana's Barber & Dream Spa
- Eatin' Well Package featuring gift cards from Brennan's Colony, Liquid Planet, Lemon Grass, Lopez, and Melt
Congratulations to John Pierce, who spelled the word from day eight correctly. Play the second video above to hear the definition and the correct spelling.
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.