January 22, 2016
Baron Von Goolo’s past is murky, to be sure. What can be dredged up about him is…well, it’s hard to tell the fact from the fiction. While his origins are likely to remain a mystery (much like the whereabouts of his mayoral-race competitors from all past Frighttown election cycles), we did get this enigmatic aristocrat to divulge a few secrets about his youth, education and Celebrity Speller status in a recent interview:
Pencil Pete: Who was your most influential teacher and why?
BVG: Dr. Frankensss…uh, sense. Dr. Frankensense. It was Sunday school.
Pencil Pete: In the yearbook, what were you or would you have been voted “most likely to___?”
BVG: Most Likely To Be Chased By Angry Villagers With Torches
Pencil Pete: Did you ever spend any time in the principal’s office? If so, why?
BVG: I have five witnesses saying I was nowhere near the principal that day and besides, the police have no proof. Next question, please.
Pencil Pete: What is/was your favorite school supply?
BVG: Chainsaw. (It was graduate school.)
Pencil Pete: Why did you decide to participate in the Schoolhouse Supplies Celebrity Spelling Bee?
BVG: I assume it’s counting towards my community service.
Pencil Pete: Time for some friendly trash talk. Do you know any of your competitors? Tell us something about a member of the panel that s/he won’t tell us themselves.
BVG: Last Halloween when Cassidy Quinn interviewed me at FrightTown, she totally hit on me during the commercial breaks. She’ll deny it, though.
What an allegation! Was it just competitive banter or does Portland’s fave girl-about-town really have a little crush on this dashing blueblood? Assess the situation for yourself at the Schoolhouse Supplies Celebrity Spelling Bee on February 11th? Get your tickets right now!
January 19, 2016
Larry Wilder entertains a wide variety of audiences with his banjo, guitar and vocals. He also delights audiences with virtuoso yodeling that shows why he was named National Yodeling Champion in 2008. Larry has performed 2000 shows on national and… Read more »
January 19, 2016
January 12, 2016
Cameron Whitten made a big splash when he arrived in Portland in 2012. That year alone, he served as a leader in the Occupy Portland movement, ran for Mayor of Portland and staged a hunger strike before City Hall to… Read more »
Prepare to be entertained by our talented Celebrity Spellers and Celebrity Officials for the Schoolhouse Supplies Celebrity Spelling Bee, presented by Fred Meyer, on Thursday February 11, 2016. Celebrity Spelling Bee Officials 2016 Judges Drew Carney – TV Personality, KGW… Read more »
January 8, 2016
Niel DePonte is the Principal Percussionist of the Oregon Symphony, a position he has held since 1977. He was nominated in 2003 for a Grammy in the category Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra with James DePreist and the Oregon… Read more »
January 6, 2016
December 17, 2015
Darius is an award-winning actor based in Portland, where he moved after growing up in South Florida and attending Brown University. He is a member of Third Rail Repertory Theatre and a co-founder of the Anonymous Theatre Company. Darius has… Read more »
This is the kind of publicity we really love! Kids helping kids! The students in the radio program at Benson High School recorded this public service announcement for KBPS about our 2016 Celebrity Spelling Bee. Give it a listen…
December 15, 2015
Fred Meyer Stores is the presenting sponsor of the Schoolhouse Supplies Celebrity Spelling Bee this year. Fred Meyer’s presenting sponsorship is the retailer’s most recent demonstration of support for Schoolhouse Supplies. Fred Meyer Stores was a founding partner of School… Read more »
December 11, 2015
Looking for the perfect gift for the spelling bee enthusiast in your life? Or eight to ten of your word-houndiest friends? You’re in luck! Tickets to Portland’s hottest orthographic event of the year, the Schoolhouse Supplies Celebrity Spelling Bee, presented… Read more »
October 29, 2015
Mark your calendars, Celebrity Spelling Bee fans! We have a date: Thursday, February 11, 2016. Watch this space for sneak peeks of auction items and Celebrity Spellers! Want more information? See our Celebrity Spelling Bee events page!