Literacy Bee announces changes
Mar 02, 2014 | 929 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Changes have been made in the Rotary Spelling Bee for Literacy this year.

There will be two separate spelling bees. The first bee’s participants will be from elementary schools from Upshur County school districts.

The second bee will be comprised of middle school spelling teams.

“We invite all the teams’ families, friends and the communities they represent to come out and cheer on their respective teams,” said Literacy Program Director Carolyn Williams. “The winners of each bee will be awarded a Spelling Bee trophy, and Spirit Sticks to recognize the most enthusiastic supporters.”

The 2014 GED test will be given on computer. The new fee is $135. In addition, there is a fee for taking the practice test online. The cost is $6 per subject.

“We have purchased vouchers for the practice test fee, since this could be an added financial burden for our students,” said Mrs. Williams. “Contributions to the program enable us to provide services free of charge to any student who enrolls. Donations to the Sue Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund is helping us to help those who are eligible pay the GED test fee.”

She said that the Upshur County program works in coop with Kilgore College Longview and their Adult Education program. Bobbie McGee-Benson is the Director.

“They provide staff training and act in an advisory capacity. We refer students to their programs when our schedule cannot accommodate their needs,” she said.

The literacy program is prepared to enroll new students for the 2014 GED test. The new preparation materials are arriving and we are ready.

“If you or someone you know needs to obtain a GED, please contact us,” Mrs. Williams said. “For more information on any of our services or the Spelling Bee, call 903-843-3360. You are also welcome to stop by 201 North Montgomery Street for information on how we may serve you.”
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