Rutherford County, TN (November 9, 2020) – On the night of Thursday, November 5, buddies and supporters of Learn To Succeed attended the 14th Annual “To Bee Or Not To Bee” Celeb Spelling Bee digital occasion on Fb LIVE. On the finish of the competitors, Michael Linn White, Metropolis of Murfreesboro journalist and host, was named the 2020 Spelling Bee Champion. Within the remaining spherical, she beat out native enterprise proprietor Kara Kemp with the proper spelling of “massacres.” White and Kemp confronted off for 15 rounds. Within the remaining spherical, Kemp misspelled “anecdote,” which price her the win however earned her second place.
Kara Kemp additionally obtained an award for essentially the most particular person donations in her title, and The Final Predator obtained the award for elevating essentially the most cash.
The Final Predator gained third place within the spelling competitors; Abdou Kattih, president of Murfreesboro Muslim Youth, gained fourth place, and SRO Officer Christopher Williams gained fifth place.
Along with the spelling bee, the evening included a tribute to Dr. Linda Gilbert with heartfelt messages from family and friends, the announcement of the 2021 One Ebook (Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds), and a shifting testimonial from an grownup learner.
“We’re thrilled in regards to the success of our first digital Celeb Bee,” mentioned Learn To Succeed Government Director Jolene Radnoti. “It was an honor to focus on Dr. Linda Gilbert, and the help from the courageous spellers, sponsors, and group was past what we might hope for. Our fundraising objective was $40,000, and we exceeded that earlier than the beginning of the occasion!”
Due to the spellers, sponsors, and particular person donors, Learn To Succeed raised $43,000.
“These funds assist maintain our group and permit us to proceed our mission to enhance lives of households in Rutherford County by literacy,” Jolene mentioned. “We thank everybody who participated, donated, and promoted this occasion. We hope to see you in particular person subsequent yr!”
About Learn To Succeed
Learn To Succeed improves lives in Rutherford County and promotes literacy with free applications and sources for kids and adults. Learn To Succeed helps their mission by fostering partnerships with suppliers, educators, group helpers, and enterprise house owners, creating occasions and programming to advertise literacy.