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Sponsoring the 25th Annual Literacy Connections Community Spelling Bee – And Spelling Carpaccio!

  • April 12, 2016

On March 29, Stenger, Diamond & Glass LLP were on the floor, in the spotlight, and under pressure to get the win – but this time, they were not in a courtroom. Instead, they were at the Marist College Student Center for the 25th Annual Literacy Connections Community Spelling Bee, spelling everything from antitoxin to zephyr, while also helping promote literacy for adults and children in the Hudson Valley.

Our Community Spelling Bee Team Sponsorship

Each year, businesses and organizations from around Dutchess County sponsor over 60 two-person teams for the annual community spelling bee. These teams then compete to spell official spelling bee words under official spelling bee rules, all in order to raise money for local adult literacy programs through the non-profit organization Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley.

For the 25th Annual Community Spelling Bee, Team Stenger, Glass, Hagstrom, Lindars & Iuele LLP went up against dozens of brainy spellers from the area, including students, business owners, and community members. Our spellers made it to the final round, out-spelling every team except for the ultimate victors, and securing an impressive second-place finish.

Their last correctly spelled word was carpaccio –  a delicious dish that is deliciously difficult to spell.

We are proud of our team’s efforts, and proud to spell for such a worthy cause.

About Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley

The Community Spelling Bee is organized by Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley, a charitable organization that is dedicated to creating literacy programs for both children and adults. The organization focuses on student-centered tutoring, both for those who are learning English as a second language, and those who simply would like to improve their literacy skills.

In addition to the spelling bee, Literacy Connections heads the following local literacy programs:

  • Book Buddies, in which adult volunteers are paired with second, third, and fourth grade children for one-on-one reading and learning sessions. These sessions promote reading, as well as provide a consistent adult role model to kids.
  • Classroom Book Buddies, in which adult volunteers bring a new book to a classroom for a group-reading experience that is fun and educational. At the end of the session, the book is donated to the class.
  • Project Forward, in which adults who are learning English can get assistance from a tutor while they are learning to speak, read, and write in English. The free drop-in learning center provides child care.
  • English Learning Centers, in which those who would like to improve their reading, writing, or speaking skills can learn in small groups, along with other people who are on the path to improving their communication skills.

Stenger, Glass, Hagstrom, Lindars & Iuele LLP – Committed To Our Community

At Stenger, Diamond & Glass one of our missions is to simply make our community a better place for all. Not only does this mean fighting for justice in the courtroom and helping our clients, but it also means donating, volunteering, and supporting great causes in the Hudson Valley and throughout New York. In addition to sponsoring the Community Spelling Bee this spring, we are also sponsoring the New York Special Olympics Winter Games.

To learn about our legal services, or to learn more about our community involvement, please call us today at (866) 290-6929 or fill out our quick contact form.

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