Local organizations compete in Adult Spelling Bee

Proceeds go to Omega School
Local organizations compete in Adult Spelling Bee

Local companies will go head-to-head at the inaugural adult spelling bee benefiting Omega School on Nov. 14.

The 2017 Omega School Adult Literacy Spelling Bee for Literacy puts teams of employees from local companies against each other to find out which company has the best spellers.

All funds raised at the event will go to the Omega School, a program providing individualized GED/HSED programs and services in Dane Counting to help adults receive their diplomas. Specifically, the proceeds will support tutoring, testing, bus pass and child care funds.

Oscar Mireles, the executive director at the Omega School, said there will be three judges including himself; Frank Byrne, the former CEO of St. Mary’s Hospital; and Martius Bautista, an Edgewood eighth grader who won first place at the Badger State Spelling Bee.

Each team will have four people with two alternates. The competition will be in a round-robin format. Sponsoring a team is $1,000, which includes admission for the team members and four tickets for audience members. American Family Insurance, Herzing University, Promega and Madison Public Library are among the sponsors.

“We will have some fun words and some silly words, but ultimately, we will get to the tough words and see which Madison area company has the best spellers,” Mireles said.

If not interested in sponsoring a team or joining a team, tickets are available for the public.The event will be Nov. 14 at Promega BTC Events from 5 to 8:30 p.m.