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Knoxville's Scott Firebaugh to Compete in AARP Spelling Bee

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Scott Firebaugh

By Jeaneane Payne

Knoxville resident Scott Firebaugh will be in Cheyenne, Wyoming this weekend trying to defend his title in the AARP Spelling Bee. Firebaugh has been a math teacher at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville since 2006 and has been teaching for 35 years.

He has spent 30 years as spelling bee coordinator or coach at local, regional, and national bees, 12 years as ACSI activities coordinator (math, spelling, speech), district ACSI spelling bee coordinator for 3 years, and is a Scholar's Bowl coach.

After 67 rounds and 479 words Firebaugh was last man standing to win the 2010 AARP National Spelling Bee.

The AARP National Spelling Bee was created in 1996 by a group of AARP members in Cheyenne, Wyo., who wanted a fun way to challenge their peers to keep their minds sharp as they age. The competition has been held every year since, and always in Cheyenne. A group of dedicated volunteers select the words, write the sentences, organize, and promote the event. Spellers travel from across America to showcase a lifetime of knowledge and to celebrate their years of experience.

The Spelling Bee will be streamed live on Saturday, June 18th starting at 3:30 p.m. EST at

Scott Firebaugh in the 2010 AARP Spelling Bee

Published June 14, 2011

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