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Friday, February 19, 2016

MCAEL 3rd Annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee


MCAEL is proud to announce the Third Annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee for Adult English Literacy.  

Catch the Buzz and mark your calendars now for April 20th, 2016! 

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 English literacy in Montgomery County, MD. 

Ready, Set, S-p-e-l-l!

Release your inner geek and cheer on teams of three as they compete in a grown-up spelling bee! The champion team for 2013 was Holy Cross Hospital. Will they t-r-i-u-m-p-h or will another team Buzz away with the victory?

Shirley Brandman, MCAEL board member will be this year’s word pronouncer and our guest 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


We know you’re a busy bee, but we’d love you to be part of our hive of spectators to enjoy a fun night of food, cocktails, spelling and p-h-i-l-a-n-t-h-r-o-p-y with us! Wednesday, April 20, 2016 6:30pm-8:30pm

Invite your friends, colleagues, help us spread the buzz!

Sponsors thus far include: Adventist HealthCare Rockville, Burness Communications, Lerch & Early and Brewer, Montgomery College, Rivka Yerushalmi, Social & Scientific Systems, Universities at Shady Grove.  

For more information on sponsorships contact Kathy Stevens kstevens@mcael.org

Purchase your tickets at https://mcaelgrownupspellingbee.eventbrite.com

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Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College - 7995 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910

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