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25th Annual Adult Spelling Bee – 2017

Friday
June 9, 2017


Have fun & raise funds to provide free one-on-one tutoring for adults who need help with reading, writing, spelling, grammar and comprehension.

2016 Winning Team: Clermont Cougars 

Registration – 11:00 a.m.
Competition – 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Miami Township Civic Center
6101 Meijer Drive
Milford, Ohio 45150

Download Team Registration & Donation Form here.

Download Information Flyer here.

Clermont Chamber of Commerce: The Hip Bees

Ohio Means Jobs Clermont County: Super Bees

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2016 Spelling Bee Details

Have fun & raise funds to provide free one-on-one tutoring for adults who need help with reading, writing, spelling, grammar and comprehension.

June 10, 2016
Registration 11:00
Competition 12:00 to 3:00

Miami Township Civic Center
6101 Meijer Drive
Milford, Ohio 45150

Download the information flyer here.

Download the Donation and
Team Registration forms here.

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22nd Annual Spelling Bee – 2014

The 2014 Literacy Council Spelling Bee held on June 6, 2014 at Miami Township Civic Center was a big success! Thank you to all the Spelling Bee teams, volunteers, donors, sponsors and Miami Township Civic Center Trustees for your generosity in providing time, gifts, space and for spelling those TOUGH words. The silent auction tables had fantastic items, raffle tickets were sold for split-the-pot and a gift card poster. The Literacy Council event raised $8,000 which will be used for tutoring and helping adult learners improve their literacy skills.

adultspellingbeeCongratulations to all seven teams who participated this year!

  • Clermont County Job and Family Services
  • Clermont County Public Library
  • Literacy Council
  • Park National Bank
  • St. Timothy Episcopal Church
  • Tepe Family & Friend
  • UC Clermont College

And the winners are ……

  • First Place – Clermont County Public Library
  • Second Place – Clermont County Job and Family Services
  • Third Place – Literacy Council
  • Best Spirit – Tepe Family & Friend
  • Best Costume – Park National Bank

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21st Annual Spelling Bee – 2013

The 21st Annual Spelling Bee was held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Miami Township Civic Center. There were nine teams with exceptional spelling skills that kept the Spelling Bee running longer than expected! The silent auction, cake auction, split-the-pot, gift card poster raffle, and pin sale activities raised funds for the Literacy Council.

Thank you to all the teams, volunteers, sponsors and donors who participated in the event, made it a huge success and helped us raise $10,000!

Congratulations to all nine teams who participated this year!

  • Clermont County Public Library
  • Clermont Senior Services
  • Grant Career Center
  • Literacy Council of Clermont & Brown Counties
  • Park National Bank
  • St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
  • The Inkredibles
  • UC Clermont College
  • Workforce One of Clermont County

Congratulations to the 3 winning teams:

  1. UC Clermont College
  2. Clermont County Public Library
  3. Workforce One of Clermont County

The award for Best Costume went to Park National Bank.
The award for Best Spirit was earned by St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church.

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20th Annual Spelling Bee – 2012

Upward of 150 were in attendance as the 20th Anniversary Adult Spelling Bee of The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties got under way at the Miami Township Civic Center at noon on Friday, June 15, 2012 with an enthusiastic recitation of The Pledge of Allegiance. Fifteen teams of three spellers each, representing organizations in the area, competed for the top three honors. Tom Amrine, an attorney, Rob Hampton, a second grade teacher, and Robin Webster, a retired E. W. Scripps professional, comprised the team from St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Anderson Township that took first place by correctly spelling deglutition, which means the act or process of swallowing.

Brenda Ely, Kristy Maruca and John Turpening represented Child Focus, the second-place winner. Diane McCarty, Melissa Wagers and Ed Stanten of Workforce One of Clermont County placed third.

First-place winners received gold medals, complimentary dinner certificates from Texas Roadhouse and tickets from Raves Motion Pictures. The second-place team was awarded silver medals and dinner certificates from Mama Vita’s. Bronze medals and Great Scott Eateries dinner certificates went to the third-place team.

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19th Annual Spelling Bee – 2011

Fourteen teams representing communities from Clermont and Brown convened on Friday, June 24, 2011 at the Live Oaks Career Development Campus for the 19th Annual Spelling Bee to benefit our Literacy Council.

  • Chatfield College
  • City of Milford
  • Clermont County Educational Service Center (CCESC)
  • Clermont County Public Library
  • Clermont Senior Services
  • Donohoo, Cupp and Beck, CPAs
  • Great Oaks Career Campuses
  • The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties
  • LifePoint Solutions
  • Park National Bank
  • U.C. Clermont College
  • U.S. Grant Career Center
  • Western Brown Schools
  • Work Force One of Clermont County

Congratulations to the top 3 winning teams:

  1. The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties
  2. Park National Bank
  3. Clermont County Public Library

The award for Best Costume went to Work Force One of Clermont County.
The award for Best Spirit was earned by LifePoint Solutions.

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18th Annual Spelling Bee – 2010

Fifteen teams representing communities from Clermont and Brown convened on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at the Milford Firefighters Hall for the 18th Annual Spelling Bee to benefit our Literacy Council.

  • Chatfield College
  • Child Focus
  • Clermont County Educational Service Center (CCESC)
  • Clermont County Public Library
  • Clermont Senior Services
  • Donohoo, Cupp and Beck, CPAs
  • Great Oaks Career Campuses
  • The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties
  • Locust Corner Community Church
  • Park National Bank
  • St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
  • U.C. Clermont College
  • Grant Career Center
  • Western Brown Schools
  • Work Force One of Clermont County

Congratulations to the top 3 winning teams:

  1. The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties
  2. St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
  3. Locust Corner Community Church

The award for Best Costume went to Chatfield College.
The award for Best Spirit was earned by Work Force One of Clermont County.

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17th Annual Spelling Bee – 2009

Thirteen teams representing communities from Clermont and Brown convened on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at the Milford Firefighters Hall for the 17th Annual Spelling Bee to benefit our Literacy Council.

  • Locust Corner Community Church
  • Clermont County Educational Services Center
  • Clermont County Public Library
  • Clermont Senior Services
  • The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties
  • Western Brown Local Schools
  • U.S. Grant Joint Vocational School
  • U.C. Clermont College
  • Work Force One of Clermont County
  • St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church 1
  • St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church 2
  • Child Focus
  • Great Oaks Career Campuses

Congratulations to the top 3 winning teams:

  1. Clermont Senior Services
  2. Clermont County Educational Service Center (CCESC)
  3. Locust Corner Community Church

The award for Best Costume went to the “Lab Rats” from Western Brown Local Schools.
The award for Best Spirit was earned by Clermont Senior Services.

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16th Annual Spelling Bee – 2008

Thirteen teams representing communities from Clermont and Brown convened on Friday, June 20, 2008 at Milford Firefighters Hall for the 16th Annual Spelling Bee to benefit our Literacy Council.

Congratulations to first place winners The Spell Casters from Clermont Senior Services, whose winning word was “consentaneous” which means agreeing; suited to; consistent with; unanimous.

Congratulations also go to second place winners Clermont County Educational Service Center (CCESC) and third place winners Locust Corner Community Church. Best costume prize went to Clermont Senior Services, and best spirit award was enthusiastically earned by Western Brown Local Schools.

Returning teams from: Clermont County Educational Services Center, U.S. Grant Career Center, Western Brown Local Schools, Donovan Donohoo, Jr. & Associates, Inc., Child Focus, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, U.C. Clermont College, Work Force One of Clermont County, and The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties competed side by side with first time contestants, Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church in Newtown, Locust Corner Community Church and Great Oaks Career Campuses.

Duke Energy, bronze-level corporate sponsor of the 2008 Spelling Bee, along with many other businesses and agencies and individuals in both Clermont and Brown counties, contributed financial support to aid the Literacy Council in carrying out our mission to help adults improve their reading and writing skills. This FUN FUNdraiser each year includes lunch provided by local businesses, and a raffle and a silent auction. This year’s items were donated by more than 85 local businesses, agencies and individuals.

The event is one of the Literacy Council’s biggest fundraising events. Would your business, church, club or family like to enter a team in the 2009 Spelling Bee? Would you like to volunteer to help with next year’s spelling bee? Just contact Kathy Gillespie at 513.943.3740 and we’ll put you on the list!

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