Countdown to the Spelling Bee, Day 8: Can You Spell This Word?

Reaching Heights Spelling Bee reader Nancy Levin will appear in videos reading a word out loud each day leading up to the bee. Can you spell this word correctly?

This is the featured in the series, Countdown to the Spelling Bee: Can You Spell This Word? 

The 21st Annual is less than a week away.

Each day leading up to the event, which begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium, Cleveland Heights Patch will feature a video of Director and reading one word selected by Reaching Heights. Some words are from , and others will be read at the 2012 event. And of course, Levin will use each in a sentence.

Play the video above for today's word 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
  • Lookin' Good Package featuring gift cards from and
  • Eatin' Well Package featuring gift cards from , , , , and 

To give it shot, make sure you're logged in or have signed up as a Patch user (look for the links in the top right hand corner of the homepage). Please provide your first and last name, as required by our terms of use. Then, post your comment below. The next day, we'll post the correct spelling of the word and the winner. We'll be sure to give Reaching Heights the winners' names.

Congratulations to Jason Lawenda, who spelled the word from , intractable, correctly. 

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 .

The organization has pulled in more than $262,000 from this event for the past 20 years. To make a donation, click here.

John Pierce March 27, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Michelle Simakis March 27, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Thanks for participating, John! I'll post the answer tomorrow.


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