BUZZ on the Bee

2013 Spirited Spelling Spectacular Champs!

 Mascot Buzz and emcee Doc Eldridge pose with the winning Hot-Spells team


Spirited Spelling Spectacular 2013 was an awesome event again this year!  With the crowd nearing full capacity in the Rialto Room of Hotel Indigo, the reigning champs were again the Hot-Spells, closely followed by the Red Squiggles, a team of teachers from Gaines Elementary!  It was an exciting competition this year with teams from among both the local Democratic and Republican parties, Athens Tech alumni as well as Piedmont College, Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, Hotel Indigo.  Judges Paula Shilton, David Sweat, and Robin Shearer did a fantastic job of pronouncing so many multisyllabic words, along with the great wit and humor of our emcee Doc Eldridge.  The silent auction featured several romantic packages that included hotel stays, dinner, and tickets to a Classic Center show, spa visits, and floral arrangements. 

Proceeds from this year’s Bee were more than $15,000!  Our heartfelt thanks to all of our donors, sponsors, and teams for making this an outstanding event!  





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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