Friday Harbor Spelling Bee Jan. 13

The 2009 Friday Harbor Spelling Bee is Jan. 13, 3:30 p.m., in the San Juan Community Theatre.

The annual contest is sponsored by the Rotary Club of the San Juan Islands, and features fourth- through eighth-grade classroom champions from local schools, including Friday Harbor Elementary School, Friday Harbor Middle School, Paideia Classical School, Griffin Bay School, and Spring Street International School.

This year, the first-place winner will receive a personal award of $75, an award to his or her classroom literacy program of $150, and an award to his or her school literacy program of $300.

The second place winner will receive a personal award of $50, $100 to his or her classroom, and $200 to his or her school.

Doors at the theater will open at 3 p.m. Admission is free and parents, family members and the public are all welcome to attend.

For more information, call Mike Close, 378-5699.

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