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Monday, October 27, 2014

Save the date to BEE there


Save the Date – Thursday March 5, 2015, 6:30 pm

Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus


MCAEL is proud to announce the Second Annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee for Adult English LiteracyCatch the Buzz and mark your calendars now.  Join MCAEL Staff, Board, Providers, Instructors,  community leaders and some of the coalition’s 15,000+ adult learners to raise money for and awareness about literacy in Montgomery County, MD. 

We once again congratulate Holy Cross Hospital, last year’s champion.  Will they t-r-i-u-m-p-h again this year ???  Cheer on the teams that are competing in an adult spelling bee.  Sponsors with teams thus far include: Montgomery College, Adventist Health Care, Lee Development Group, and Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, to name a few.  For sponsorship & team opportunities, please contact Kathy Stevens, kstevens@mcael.org.

Shirley Brandman, Montgomery County Public Schools, Board of Education Member will be this year’s word pronouncer and our celebrity judges will include:

·        Stewart Edelstein,  Executive Director, Universities at Shady Grove

·        Ginanne Italiano, President & CEO, The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce

·        Suzan Jenkins, CEO, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County

·        TBA – an adult English learner

The fun includes a cocktail reception, audience spelling competition, and much more.  Plan to bee there.  Tickets will go on sale after January 1, 2015.

"Literacy will empower adults to reach their potential and enable parents to empower their children.  Education is power!"
Marcia Mindel
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