316 Alexander Street, Ste. 5 Marietta, GA 30060

Adult Spelling Bee

Save The Date for our Second Annual Adult Spelling Bee: 

Friday, February 9th, 2018 

7:30-10 p.m. The Strand 




Thank You For Joining Us for the 2017 Adult Spelling Bee

As our first year, the Adult Spelling Bee was a great success!  Thank you to all of those who participated and to those who attended and sponsored the event at the historic Strand on the Marietta Square. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Pictures of the event are coming soon!  Thank you to our event photographer Tamalyn Placencia for capturing the comedy of the evening.

This inaugural Bee was Emceed by Mark Owens of Sports Radio 92.9, The Game and the Atlanta Braves Emcee. We truly appreciate his time and skills as the Emcee.  He made our Bee a special event that we won’t forget.

We are also vert thankful to our wonderful judges, Jessica Black and Condace Pressley.

The reason for the Bee is our students and their successes.  We were thrilled to have a graduate of our program, Riley Bowling in attendance this year.  She gave her powerful story and reminded us all that our mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life is worthwhile in our community.  Thank you Riley for being an inspiration to us all.

And finally, we couldn’t have had such a successful event without our participants.

Public Officials: Tommy Allegood, Derek Easterling and Stacey Evans

The Weather Channel: Jen Carfango, Maria LaRosa and Greg Postel

Public Safety: Sam Heaton, William Tanks and Destiny Davidson

Carriage House Catering Team: Jeff Brister and Team

Artists: Amy Cobb, Claire Dunaway Cyr and Trapp Tischner

Lawyers: Bobby Johnson, Tom J. Mew IV and Chase Swanson

Judges: Justice P. Harris Hines, Judge Toby Prodgers and
Judge Kelli Wolk

Marietta City Schools: Erick Hoffster, Diane May and Jill Sims

Humorology Atlanta: Dr. Me Me; Dr. Squeeze; Dr. CloFlo
(Maia Knispel, Meredith Gordon, Denise Arribas)

Cobb County Schools: Dr. Robert Downs, Dr. Teresa Hargrett and
Jennifer Lawson


What is the Adult Spelling Bee?


A night of laughs, some really unusual on-stage antics, and truly funny attempts at spelling difficult words – that’s the Bee a once a year event, hosted by Communities In Schools of Marietta/Cobb County (CISMCC).


Corporate and team sponsorships, ticket sales, and donations raised fund Communities In Schools’ programs, including Reality U, the Georgia Literacy Connection events and training and development of CISMCC’s Site Coordinators.

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