Thanks for your support of Spellabration 2016 — “Spell Wars”

Thank you to the many volunteers, sponsors and guests who helped make Community Education’s 11th annual Spellabration fundraiser successful this year. This unique event – a party with an adult spelling bee in the middle – was held Friday, Feb. 19 at the Sloan Convention Center.

Spellabration raises money to support programs throughout Bowling Green and Warren County, including providing one-on-one care for children with special needs. We truly are grateful for the support of our title sponsors, Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Graves Gilbert Clinic, as well as our other sponsors, teams, local businesses, restaurants, and organizations which donate food for our guests and items for the Spellabration silent auction.

The Hill-Arious Spellerz team from Hill’s Pet Nutrition won the 2016 Spellabration event, beating WBKO Television’s WBKObi-wan-Kenobees team in the final round of the Star Wars-themed event. Tony Rose of WDNS-FM radio served as Master of Ceremonies and Alan Palmer was again the word reader in an event billed as “Spell Wars”.

2016 Spellabration Art Show

Each year, Community Education and US Bank come together to highlight talented young artists in the area by coordinating an art competition for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. This year students depicted animals from Kentucky Down Under. Five winners were chosen, and their artwork will be turned into notecards sold in Kentucky Down Under’s gift shop.

The five winners of the Spellabration 2016 Art Contest were recognized during the Spellabration event held February 19th at the Sloan Convention Center.

This year’s winners: Liz DeMarse, a Drakes Creek Middle School eighth grader; Bosco Tuyisenge, a Henry F. Moss Middle School eighth grader; Harley Wilson, a Lost River Elementary School sixth grader; Hayden Wolf, a North Warren Elementary School third grader; and Addison Rosado, a Jody Richards Elementary School first grader.

All winners had their artwork on display at Spellabration, and the art will be displayed for two weeks at the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.

Spellabration 2016 was a huge success!

2016 Spellabration Winners

  • Winner: Hill’s Pet Nutrition
  • 1st Runner-Up: WBKO
  • 2nd Runner-up: Warren County Public Library
  • Best Costume: English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley Law Firm
  • Best Spirit: Warren County Public Library
  • Best Table: Lost River Cave

2016 US Bank Art Show Winners

  • Addison Rosado, Jody Richards Elementary
  • Hayden Wolf, North Warren Elementary
  • Harley Wilson, Lost River Elementary
  • Liz DeMarse, Drakes Creek Middle School
  • Bosco Tuyisenge, Henry F. Moss Middle School

Past Spellabration Winners

  • 2015: Bowling Green Independent School District
  • 2014: Community Action of Southern KY
  • 2013: Warren County Public Library
  • 2012: English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP
  • 2011: Bowling Green Independent Schools
  • 2010: Warren County Public Library
  • 2009: WBKO
  • 2008: Bowling Green Independent Schools
  • 2007: WKU Division of Extended Learning and Outreach
  • 2006: Kerrick, Stivers & Coyle, PLC

Links to Study Guides, Words Lists and Websites

2016 Spellabration Title Sponsors

2016 Winner’s Photos