Friday, May 16, 2008

Zonta Club of Burlington Annual Celebrity Spelling Bee

Last night, I experienced my first American Spelling Bee

If you went to a British School - even as far away as Hong Kong, you did your homework from a spelling book on a Monday but you normally started learning on a Thursday night and had your spelling test on a Friday morning - never did you have to walk up to a MICROPHONE, say the word, spell it and then say it again!

Hickok and Boardman Realty were again, after 9 years of participating, spellers at the 12th Annual Celebrity Spelling Bee of the Zonta Club of Burlington. MC for the night was Tom Brennan who was the former UVM basketball coach and is now a TV commentator for ESPN.

Last night I learnt a lot abut the Zonta club - it is a fabulous organisation that supports single parents and their studies - it gets them back to school!

FYI the winners of the spelling bee were Timberlane Pediatrics and we got out in the 5th round on the word COMMISSIONAIRE - spelled correctly!

- Stella Abraham, REALTOR

Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty
346 Shelburne Road, Burlington, VT 05401

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