Interaction spells success for students and seniors


SHARING THE LAST WORD – Local students and seniors enjoyed a red-letter day together on Monday. They took part in the second annual La Conner Retirement Inn Spelling Bee. Retirement Inn residents outscored the teens 30-27, but all who took part considered it a win-win event. – Photo courtesy Bill Reynolds

So much for the generation gap.

Local teens and senior citizens were on the same page, literally speaking the same language and spelling the same words, when they met Monday at La Conner Retirement Inn.

La Conner Middle and High School students joined with Retirement Inn residents that morning for their second annual Spelling Bee, a friendly competition if there ever was one, and a contest in which both sides came away winners.

“The interaction of our students with the residents is wonderful,” La Conner Middle and High School counselor Lori Buher said afterward. “I love seeing that.�...

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