Special to the Opelika Observer

Members of Kevin Lazenby’s eighth grade class at Opelika Middle School recently enjoyed a pizza party to wish Lazenby good luck in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Susan McDougal and Traci Murdock of Adventure Travel treated the group to pizza and then the members of the class took a “Lazenbee” group photo.

The first day of competition is May 29. Preliminary rounds will be broadcast on ESPN3.com on May 30 and the semi-finals will be on ESPN2 on May 31 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. EDT. ESPN will broadcast the championship finals on May 31 from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. EDT.  A total of 278 spellers will participate in this year’s Bee.

Good luck Kevin!