Author and word sleuth
Jim Bernhard also reveals why there are so many newspapers around the country that carry the words 'Herald', 'Journal', 'Post', and 'Tribune' in their titles.
The Word Sleuth wordsmiths included: Shirley Wagner, associate vice president of academic affairs (doctorate in political science), Angela Palmer, director of extended campus programs (doctorate in educational leadership/fine arts), Mel Govindan (doctorate in chemistry), Dan Sarefield (doctorate in history) and Mark Snyder (doctorate in math/physics).
FITCHBURG - Even with five doctorates, the Word Sleuths of Fitchburg State College couldn't spell "spadiceous," the only word of 14 they missed.
The trophy awarded to the Word Sleuths will reside in the campus library trophy case until next year.
We put up a good fight, but they beat us fair and square, but see yah next year," said Chriztine Foltz of the Spellbinders to the Word Sleuths.
The Word Sleuths were sponsored by Fitchburg State College and the Spellbinders by Orchard Hills Athletic Club.