Friday, April 27, 2012
Arc Team is Well Suited for Spelling Competition
The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Executive Director Chris Peterson, Transportation Director John Prospero, and HR Employment Specialist Katie Tobin, collectively known as "The Arc-Hives," took home the award for "Most Flair" at the Catholic Charities of Livingston County Spelling Bee held Thursday evening, April 26th, at Geneseo Central School.
The team earned a front-row seat on the sidelines after they were stung in the second round by the word "chameleon." But while their spelling skills bumbled for the elusive color-changing lizard, their unique fashion distinguished them as the Queen (and King) Bees of style.
Katie, John, and Chris earned the flair award for their matching team shirts and unique beehive hairdos by Arc Administrative Assistant/Stylist Mary Tuso. And these weren't your grandmother's beehives -- they contained actual plastic bumble bees!
The spelling competition featured 22 teams. It was won by "The New Orthographers," who represented the Department of Social Services, when the second-place "Avon Angels" failed to spell "bowdlerize," a verb meaning "to remove matter thought to be objectionable."
Arc-Hives Team Captain John Prospero vowed to return next year to bowdlerize the competition.