Immediate Release

Media Contact:  Brian Spector


The Ninth Annual Senior Spelling BEE
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.

Pembroke Pines, FL ( April 3, 2019) – Registration is currently underway for the Ninth Annual Senior Spelling BEE at the Carl Shechter Southwest Focal Point Community Center, located at 301 NW 103 Ave. in Pembroke Pines (off Johnson Street, one block west of Palm Avenue).  It will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Center’s Main Hall.  
Cash prizes of $50, $30 and $20 are awarded to the first, second and third place finishers, respectively.  Additionally, the 2019 winners will have bragging rights for the next year.  Last year’s winner, Edward Riccardi, correctly spelled the winning word “psychologist.”  Contestants are given a word to spell, followed by the definition, and the term is also used in a sentence if necessary. 
Those interested in participating in the 2019 spelling bee must be at least 60 years of age and should sign up at the Center’s Activities Desk prior to the deadline of May 13, 2019.  The event is free for Center members, and a SWFP Membership Card is required to participate.

Membership at the SWFP Center is free. For additional information about the Center, its upcoming events, classes, workshops, special events or rental availability, please call 954-450-6888 and ask for the Activities Desk, go to and click on Community Services or visit, The Carl Shechter Southwest Focal Point Community Center Campus.    

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