BUZZ on the Bee

2014 Spirited Spelling Spectacular Champs!

10687045_800167260023078_4381381230584512388_n Mascot Buzz poses with the winning Waverly Woodsmen team, 


Our ninth annual Spirited Spelling Spectacular was a tremendous success again this year! This year's event was held at the newly renovated and spacious Holiday Inn — Downtown Athens in the Georgia Ballroom! Judos to all the teams that participated this year! The competition had teams from Athens Technical College, Oglethorpe Elementary, sigma Gamma Rho sorority, the Classic City Rotary, OLLI, local Democrats and Piedmont College. A highlight of the competition was the "superhero" capes worn by first-time competitors of Learning Ally! The winning team was the Waverly Woodsmen, consisting of Ian Hardin, Tom Wilson and Mike Adang!

Bee judges Kay Giese, David Sweat and Ben Makin did a fantastic job along with emcee Doc Eldridge, who brought his great wit and sweet Southern charm. The silent auction featured lots of items including, UGA memorabilia, artwork, and great packages for "date nights" and hotel stays from across Athens. Adding to the ambiance of the silent auction was the smooth jazz performed live by Ian, Paulette and Brian Johnson of P & I Educational Solutions!

Proceeds from this year were more than $12,000. Our heartfelt thanks to all our donors, sponsors, volunteers and teams for making this another outstanding BEE!




2013 Honey Bee Sponsors


Katharyn and Mark Richt











Congrats to the HOT SPELLS, our 2011 and 2012 and 2013 Champs!!  They are retiring after this great run!! Who will be our 2014 Champs!??! 

Check out our Facebook page at for link to 2012 and 2013 pictures!!


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