2015 Read La Porte County Spell Bowl a Success

By: READ La Porte County Last Updated: March 27, 2015

READ_La_Porte__County__Inc_E28099s_2015_Spe-1Does your vocabulary include "cytophilic," "bouillabaisse" and "fauteuil?" Participants at READ La Porte County, Inc.'s 2015 Community Spell Bowl had to spell these challenging words along with many others. 18 teams joined in the fun at the March 25th event, which was held at the VFW Hall in La Porte. Mary Fridh, READ's current board president, acted as scorekeeper.

First place honors went to New Prairie High School's team, with team members Jim Groendyke, Sandy Murray, Jeff Suttor and Patrick Tekyl. The team representing the La Porte County Public Library placed second, with team members Jan Ebsch, Stephanie Ebsch, Elizabeth Johnson and Stephanie Murphy. The spirit award went to the team from Kingsford Heights Elementary School.

READ thanks corporate sponsors IU Health La Porte Hospital ($1000 sponsorship) and United Way of LaPorte County ($250 sponsorship) for helping make this exciting event possible.

READ La Porte County, Inc. is a United Way agency with a mission to increase the reading, math, English and digital literacy skills in our community. READ offers free tutoring to children, adult learners and individuals who are learning English as a second language (ESL). Tutoring takes place at the library, in area schools and at the Community Corrections Center.

Learn more about READ or sign up as a student or tutor at www.readlaportecounty.org.