Six is Enough for victory in eighth annual Team Spelling Bee

The eighth annual Team Spelling Bee was won on Thursday by Six is Enough, with the local book club taking the title in a double-tiebreaker round.

Six is Enough dethroned a team from Thompson Rivers University that had been spelling bee champions for the past four years.

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This year’s Team Spelling Bee was held downtown in the Delta Hotel Kamloops (former Hotel 540).

The event featured 17 teams and more than 120 participants, with more than $12,000 raised for Literacy in Kamloops.

The team is seen here receiving the plaque that will soon bear the Six is Enough name. From left are team members Rachael Jones, Shannon Smyrl, Tamara Vukusic, Karen Niedbala, Naomi Smith and Tiffany Hornbeck, with Literacy in Kamloops outreach co-ordinator Fiona Clare at the far right. Missing from the photo is Julie Ford.

For more information on the literacy organization, go online to

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