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Longview University Center Takes First Place in Annual Spelling Bee

The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center team placed first in an East Texas Literacy Council spelling bee competition, Dr. John Miller, director of the UT Tyler Longview University Center, announced.

Team members were Kay Ray, Shirley Williams and Christy Triece. Both Williams and Ray are Longview University Center Circle of Friends members and Longview Independent School District retirees. Triece is a former Circle of Friends member and currently teaches at Longview ISD.

The annual corporate “Spelling Bee for Literacy” served as a fundraiser for the East Texas Literacy Council.


“Having finished second in the bee in 2005 and third in 2006, Shirley, Christy and I were determined to win this year,” said Ray. “We spent many hours studying the list of words and were happy that our diligence paid off.  We were very pleased to represent UT Tyler and the Longview Center and to make Dr. Miller so happy. As English teachers, we are also proud to know that our efforts raised money to promote literacy in East Texas.”

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of nearly 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 


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