NOVI, MI -- Twelve residents and eight staff members of Fox Run retirement community competed March 26 in a two-hour Spelling Bee involving six elimination rounds.
Resident Cary Ormond, a former school librarian, won with a correct spelling of 'Salubrious.' Business Analyst Anne Martella took second place.
Ormond and Martella received gift baskets filled with bee-inspired items as prizes.
"I was reading before I was in Kindergarten," said Ormond. "I guess the alphabet has always come naturally to me."
Sales Manager Kristen Yaquinto served as moderator and Community Resources Manager Megan Smith judged the event. Resident Shirley Euwer was the Spelling Bee mascot.