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Spelling Legal-Bee set for Dec. 21

MORROW — The public is invited to attend the 2013 Michael B. King Spelling Legal-Bee Saturday, Dec. 21 at Freedom Christian Center, 6928 Commercial Drive in Morrow. The spelling contest begins at 9 a.m.

The Spelling Legal-Bee was created by Jonesboro attorney Michael B. King, a former grade school teacher in Atlanta. King believes the Legal-Bee is the only legal spelling contest for grade school students in the United States. The first Spelling Legal-Bee was held in December 2001 with 16 students participating in the contest. In December 2011, more than 80 students participated in the Spelling Legal-Bee.

Attorney King anticipates more than 50 students will participate in the 2013 Spelling Legal-Bee. The deadline for submitting registration forms is Thursday, Dec. 19. There is no registration fee.

The top spellers in the elementary school division (4-6) and middle school division (7-9) will receive $150 and trophies. The second through seventh place spellers will receive trophies and $100, $75, $50, $25, $15 and $5, respectively. All participants will receive T-shirts and certificates.