The annual “BeeSMART” spelling and trivia bee took place Thursday night at the TugalooCenter for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School.
The winning team this year was the North Georgia Technical College team of Carolyn Adams, Alex Bladowski, and Angie Cowart.
Finishing second were the St. Matthias Saints. That team consisted of Rebecca Howard and Gary Donahue.
The winning word was “garderobe.”
Money raised through the “BeeSMART” competition goes to benefit the Stephens Education Literacy Foundation.
SELF Executive Director Ellen Alligood said she is pleased with how everything went.
“I am very thankful for all the people that showed up and I think we had a good time,” said Alligood.
Alligood said all of the money raised benefits a couple of different efforts.
“We are raising money for GED testing, as well as a project we have been doing for a few years called the Dictionary Project, where we give all of the third graders in the school system a dictionary.”
In all, Alligood said so far that about $3,500 to $5,000 was raised, but they are still counting to come up with a final total.