Adults representing local businesses and organizations competed in teams on Monday, October 22, 2012 for a great cause. Corporate teams consisted of three (3) spellers and one (1) alternate. A Winner's Trophy was awarded to Dorchester County Library - Summerville Branch and a Spirit Award was given to Charleston County Public Library who had most enthusiastic cheerleaders in the audience. Their ensemble included cowbells and tambourines.
LifeManagement Center’s literacy programs include the Reading REWARDS program, which is provided free of charge to Charleston County public school students in participating schools. The research-validated REWARDS program is used nationally and is ideal for 5th-8th grade students who have at least second grade reading skills, but struggle to comprehend their textbooks. Over 377 students have participated in the program since 2007 in participating schools, including Fort Johnson Middle School, Cario Middle School, St. Andrew's Middle School, West Ashley Middle School, James Island Middle School, Memminger School of Global Studies, Whitesides Elementary School, Hursey Elementary School, Mitchell Math and Science Elementary School, Charlestowne Academy and Military Magnet Academy.