The 21st annual community Spell-e-bration continued to be a hit this year – about 200 spectators and supporters helped to raise $20,000 towards our essential adult education programs! On the Friday before Mother's Day each year, there is a clamor of teams from local businesses and organizations who participate in a friendly spelling competition.
This year, by the second round in the spelling competition, teams began to drop on words like "cornichon" and "jaspopal" (yes they are real words). The competition became more interesting as teams, on their way to take the stage, stopped at the judges table and offered a traditional bribe of candy and trinkets. This earned them laughs from the crowed, jeers from opposing teams, and indulgent smiles from the judges. (Don’t worry the judges are honest!)
A visit to the appetizer/dessert buffet for some tasty treats or a stroll around the silent auction adds to the enjoyment of the bee. You never know what treasure you’re going to find!
Congratulations to our spelling champions The Reeders! The team, comprised of 3 Librarians, knocked last years winners, The Good Neighbors, to 2nd place with the DAJ Spell Casters earning 3rd. Congratulations teams on your BEE-rilliant accomplishment!
A special, special thanks to all of the businesses and individuals that sponsor teams, donate and purchase items, make donations at the event, volunteer, and whose contributions make this annual fundraiser such a success. You make the work of Sound Learning possible! THANK YOU.
Welcome to Sound Learning!
We provide instruction to adults in basic skill improvement (reading, writing, math and problem solving), GED preparation, computers, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
We provide these services in classes and small-group tutoring sessions in Mason and Thurston Counties. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to helping adults gain self-sufficiency, improve literacy and develop the essential skills needed to succeed in today’s world. Volunteers are an important part of our service delivery, along with a small professional staff.
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