Big Island kupuna invited to compete in spelling bee
Big Island kupuna can compete in the upcoming Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee presented by Alaska Airlines.
Kiwanis Division 22 Lieutenant Governor John Buck has announced the competition is open to Hawai’i residents, 60 years and older.
The Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee preliminary event on Hawai‘i Island will be held on June 24 at 9 a.m. at Hawai’i Island Adult Care.
To participate and receive a Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee t-shirt, interested participants are asked to register and pay a $25 registration fee at Kupunaspellingbee.com by May 31. Net proceeds from this annual event will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
First, second, and third place winners from each preliminary contest will receive medal and be eligible to compete in the Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee Finals on July 29 at 1 p.m. at Lanakila Multipurpose Center. The grand prize winner will receive prizes, including a trip for two to any destination Alaska Airlines flies.
For more information or sponsorship opportunities, email [email protected] or contact the Hawai‘ Island preliminary spelling bee organizers at 808-937-1231.