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2013 Spelling Bee Winners

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The Best Spellers and Most Money Raised by a Team - The OlymBEEians. Congrats to this team from Orchard Place/Child Guidance Center! Members of the team were Rachel Schoenecker, Annie Marchesano, Amy Tiefenthaler, Tahara Norton, Rachel Klobassa and Kristin Rodenberg. The OlymBEEians won the event on their bribe money after Nationwide BFF’s incorrectly spelled CYMOTRICHOUS and exhausted their bribe funds. The OlymBEEians $2,000 bribe carried them on to become the Grand Champions!! Overall, they raised $6,613.09 in bribe money through months of fundraising activities. 


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The Most Money Raised by a Company & Best Cheering Section - The BFF’s (Best Friends Forever). Sponsored by Nationwide, members of this team were: Lou Ferin, Jr., Aileen Crawford, Stephanie Kempf and Deborah Shaffer.  This team claimed the coveted Best Cheering Section for the 5th year in a row!!!  With five different teams, Nationwide raised the most bribe money - more than $10,000!!!


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Best Costumes - Scooby Doo-BEEs. Congrats to Orchard Place Corporate team, the Scooby Doo-BEEs!!!  No one could top their great costumes and props, including the Mystery Machine!

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The Most Creative Team Name - May the Force BEE with You. This team took home the crown for creativity with their team name!  Sponsored by UPS, the team consisted of Terra Vellema, Crystal Cooper and Becky Krueger

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Congratulations to all of our winners!!  Thank you to everyone who participated and came out to support the event, which raised $59,000 for the children of Orchard Place!!!!  We couldn’t BEE more grateful!!!!