February 20, 2013
by the PEMCO Insurance WALLY Event Team
Behind the oversized sunglasses, feathery boas and giant scissor props at the PEMCO photo booth, it was hard to tell the trouble-makers apart from the A students at the annual OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee benefiting Schoolhouse Supplies on January 31st. But one thing was for sure – everyone had a great time letting loose in support of Schoolhouse Supplies’ mission to connect students with awesome tools for learning.
When we’re not studying our spelling bee flash cards, our team of PEMCO Brand Ambassadors travels around the Northwest, supporting events and activities that are important to our community. This was our first year attending Schoolhouse Supplies’ annual star-studded Celebrity Spelling Bee, and we were eager to partake in a night of intelligent fun.
As the evening’s nearly 400 guests began to trickle in, sharply dressed attendees had no qualms about adding a little Portland-esque flair to their ensemble and came to strike a pose at the souvenir photo booth as part of the evening’s festivities.
One particularly clever-looking couple stopped by the booth and showed off a pair of sparkly glasses for their glamour shot. Little did we know that one of them would later become the evening’s spelling bee champion.
That’s right: Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols, who earned the title as this year’s OnPoint Celebrity Spelling Bee Champion. The word that clinched Zia’s victory was “gnathonic,” meaning deceitfully flattering.
For almost 14 years, Schoolhouse Supplies has been helping teachers provide their students with the school supplies they need to be successful. As a local company that was founded by a teacher, PEMCO thinks that’s pretty great. Not only did we have a blast snapping pictures and helping Spelling Bee guests accessorize for their shot, but we’ve really enjoyed learning about all of the ways that Schoolhouse Supplies helps teachers and students in the Portland community. We’re looking forward to continuing to work together to support this A-W-E-S-O-M-E cause!
To find out where our team will be headed next, follow our “PEMCO in the Northwest” community blog at www.werealotlikeyou.com/blog.
See you soon!
January 31, 2013
It’s January 31st and that means it’s finally here – the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee! Here’s a final look into the local celebrities who will be taking the stage tonight in hopes of becoming Portland’s next Spelling… Read more »
January 29, 2013
By Tyler Hughs, Celebrity Spelling Bee Judge I take great pride in having been a part of OnPoint Community Credit Union’s Celebrity Spelling Bee for three years. It’s not just because I’m now entitled to have the barista call the… Read more »
January 23, 2013
We continue on with our snapshot series allowing you insight into the world of this year’s Celebrity Spellers. These Portland notables will battle it out for spelling supremacy and the right to take home the six foot tall trophy at… Read more »
January 16, 2013
It’s your chance to get to know some of our Celebrity Spellers before they take the stage at the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 31st at the Portland Art Museum. Be sure to check back… Read more »
January 4, 2013
Want to see cupcake warrior, a news anchorman, our mayor, a killer bread dude and a Dandy Warhol duke it out for Portland’s Spelling Champion? You’re in luck – cause the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee, benefiting Schoolhouse… Read more »
October 24, 2012
Long before it started raining, way back in those fine cloudless summer days of July, Schoolhouse Supplies and PEMCO insurance took over Pioneer Courthouse Square for the Fire Up The Learning BBQ, with rockin’ tunes, prize giveaways and the chance… Read more »
August 3, 2012
It’s August 1st and that means it’s the first days of the KGW School Supply Drive where you can help us send 8,000 kids in need back to school with supplies! Donating is easy: Drop off supplies at participating OnPoint… Read more »
August 1, 2012
On Tuesday, July 24 we at Schoolhouse Supplies had the pleasure of hosting three very special moms and their kids who came by to help out as we begin to prepare for the busy back-to-school season. We welcomed Tabitha Rhodes… Read more »
July 27, 2012
Are YOU ready to fire it up? Cause we are. We are ready to eat scrumptious BBQ, listen to groovy tunes, and win some dynamite prizes including the chance to give $2,500 in school supplies to one lucky teacher. And we are bringing… Read more »