Thursday, May 02, 2013

Spell-A-Bration 2013 - Champions !

Spell – A – Bration 2013
presented by the
Friends of the Burbank Public Library
an event to benefit
Burbank Public Library Literacy Services

Noun (plural)
An expression of approval and commendation.
"Loud and vociferous congratulations were showered upon the champions."

. . . to the Dewey & The Decimals team, Champions of the Burbank Library Literacy Spell – A – Bration. The Burbank Library Team of Melissa Elliott, Misha Schutt and David Willis correctly spelled ‘favonian’ to win the 1st Spelling Bee. The spelling bee was held at the Ritz Banquet Hall on April 25th.

. . . to Helen Lopez, our Adult Learner, who spoke eloquently and brought the audience to their feet for a standing Ovation !

. . . to the 13 teams that competed and contributed to a rewarding event !
Burbank Civitan Club (7 Years)
Burbank Noon Kiwanis (15 Years)
Burbank Rotary (11 Years)
Burbank Sunrise Rotary (15 Years)
BWP (4 Years)
Cartoon Network (10 Years)
Dewey & the Decimals, BPL (8 Years)
Disney VoluntEARS (8 Years)
Leadership Burbank (3 Years)
Kiwanis For Fun (1st Time)
Burbank Council PTA (1st Time)
Warner Bros. Entertainment / BTAC (10 Years)
Zonta Club of Burbank (16 Years – Every Year)

. . . to our Sponsors for their years of support and generosity !
The Walt Disney Company – Sterling
Warner Bros. Entertainment - Sterling
Jack O'Neill, Bob Hope Family Estate - Silver

. . . to Drew Sugars, Public Information Officer-COB, who accepted the daunting task of ‘Master of Pronunciation.’ And to Vahe Hovanessian, Esq., our Host.

. . . to the Judges who made outstanding decisions all evening: Judge Robert S. Brody (Pasadena Office of Appeals) and Bryan Mahoney (@818NewGuy)

The literacy spelling bee is based on the ever-popular spelling bee. Each team comprises three spellers with a team captain. Teams must spell a word from a list that increases in difficulty until the field of competitors is gradually narrowed to one winning team.

For more information about Burbank Library Literacy Services and its programs to promote reading, call: 818 . 238 . 5577.

Links to photos are from: Photo Gallery: Burbank Public Library Literacy Services Spell-A-Bration
Burbank Leader
Tim Berger / Staff Photographer / April 25, 2013

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