WTNH anchors Ann Nyberg and Keith Kountz were the masters of ceremony.
Bringing the words to the stage ...
"The Wordmaster"
Claire Criscuolo, owner of Claire's Corner Copia, is a long-time supporter of New Haven Reads.
Last year's winners, "The Spelltaculars".
A Chicago Cubs fan.
The winning high school team, from Hopkins.
The "Librarians from Hell" won this year's competition.
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New Haven Reads 5th annual Spelling Bee

The New Haven Reads fifth annual spelling bee was held at Evans Hall at Yale on the evening of Oct. 21. Forty-two teams of adults and high school students from the community participated, including several from Yale. The event is a fundraiser for for the nonprofit group that proivides tutoring to New Haven schoolchildren.