Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee contestants, 2022. (Photo courtesy of the Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee)

WHO/WHAT: Cheer on participants at the second annual Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee, where Hawai‘i residents ages 60 and above compete in one of the preliminary spelling bees held across Hawai‘i. The purpose of the spelling bee is to encourage kūpuna to stay mentally sharp by practicing the use of spelling words, which helps to strengthen their memory. Proceeds go towards the Alzheimer Association’s “The Longest Day,” which sheds light and raises awareness about the darkness of Alzheimers on June 21, the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. The top three winners from each preliminary competition will advance to compete for prizes in the 2023 Statewide Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee on Saturday, July 29 on O‘ahu.

WHEN/WHERE: J. Walter Cameron Center, 99 Mahalani St., Saturday, July 1, 9 a.m.


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