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

2014_workersSpelling Bee Workers – Executive Director Susan Vilardo, Young Raffle Salesperson, Board President Rose Tepe, Emcee Suzanne Bona-Hatem.

2014_Judges Judges – Tim Dick, Sharon Averwater, Ted Groman


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Executive Director
– Susan Vilardo

2014_board_RTBoard President – Rose Tepe

2014_board_JEBoard Treasurer and Spelling Bee Pronouncer – Jerry Eichert

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Board Members – Joan Kiser and Chris Wick

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Board Members – Rebecca Proud and Jeannee Saunders

 Our Teams – in order of elimination

2014_07_UCCCUC Clermont College – Word Marvels


Park National Bank – Retro Money Bees


St. Timothy Episcopal Church

2014_04_InkTepeTepe Family & Friend – The Inkredibles

2014_03_LCCBCThe Literacy Council

2014_02_JFSClermont County Job and Family Services

2014_01_LibraryClermont County Public Library – Bookworms

The Struggle…

2014_struggle1“I don’t think he pronounced that word correctly!”


“This is a good time to pray.”


“…. R ….”


“No…. that’s not right!”


“Ha ha – I nailed it!”