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25th Annual Adult Spelling Bee – 2017

The 25th annual adult Spelling Bee held on June 9, 2017 at the Miami Township Civic Center was an outstanding event! The afternoon included six well-dressed, ready for fun, expert spelling teams. There were also silent auction tables, basket raffles and a complimentary pizza lunch for all.

Thank you to the teams, family and friends, donors, sponsors and volunteers who participated in the Spelling Bee and also to Miami Township Civic Center Trustees who donated the beautiful space. The event was a success and raised $11,700 for the agency. The funds will be used to match tutors with adult learners who want to improve their literacy skills.

There were 22 rounds with many TOUGH words. Teams went out on the words – buoyancy, justiciable, descendible, hackamore, and plebiscite. The winning team won by spelling the word propitious. Congratulations and thank you!!

First Place and Best Costume: Ohio Means Jobs Clermont County,”Spellcasters”

Second Place: Clermont County Public Library, “Bookworms”

Third Place: Literacy Council, “The Inkredibles”











Best Spirit: Clermont Chamber of Commerce, “The Hip Bees”

Clermont County Domestic Relations Court, “The Three Magi”

UC Clermont College,”Clermont Cougars”

Kelly Schmidt, Kathy Gillespie and Bonnie Arend

Susan Vilardo, Judy Hackmeister, Johnny Vilardo and Rose Tepe


Jeannee Saunders, Chris Wick, Larry Arend, and Kayla Diekmann


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.


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.


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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