SugarBee® Apple Sponsors 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee; Julie DeJarnatt and Cass Gebbers Detail

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Thu. May 9th, 2024 - by Peggy Packer

BREWSTER, WA - A-P-P-L-E! Not a difficult word to spell, but it's a word synonymous with teaching and schooling—how many times were you given the suggestion to leave an apple on your teacher's desk? Keeping with this tradition, the beloved SugarBee® Apple brand is sponsoring the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee for the third year in a row.

Julie DeJarnatt, Marketing Director, SugarBee® Apple, and Director of Retail Strategy, Chelan Fresh

“We are honored to present the Scripps Educator of the Year award to Dr. Carr,” said Julie DeJarnatt, Marketing Director of SugarBee Apple. “Teachers play a crucial role in shaping the minds and futures of our children, and we want to recognize and celebrate their exceptional efforts in creating a positive learning environment. SugarBee Apple growers proudly support the Bee’s educators and their devotion to inspiring every child to discover their potential to innovate and create something magical.”

The week-long, televised event showcases both students and their educators, a press release explained. This year’s event shines a spotlight on Dr. Alexander Carr, a teacher who laid the groundwork for the Orlando Gifted Academy’s maiden spelling bee program, aiming for inclusivity among all students regardless of their abilities or language challenges.

With teachers playing a critical role in shaping the minds and futures of children, the SugarBee® Apple brand is proud to once more sponsor the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee

Carr is the recipient of the 2024 Educator of the Year award, presented by SugarBee. The award honors educators who exhibit exceptional commitment to their students, leaving a lasting impact on their education and personal growth.

SugarBee Apple growers wholeheartedly support The Bee’s mission to empower every child to unleash their potential while recognizing the dedication of over 70,000 educators who steadfastly support the Scripps National Spelling Bee program annually, a release stated.

Cass Gebbers, Grower, SugarBee® Apple

“To all of the families and students who work hard each year to compete in local, state, and national competitions, we are proud of your continued drive to excel,” says orchardist Cass Gebbers, one of the proud growers of the SugarBee apple. “We are thrilled to be sponsoring the Scripps Spelling Bee, in addition to regional Spelling Bee competitions. We believe in the power of words and the importance of literacy. We are proud to support the Bee’s educators and their devotion to inspiring every child to unlock their potential and strive to reach incredible goals.”

Read more about the 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Dr. Alexander Carr, and the famed SugarBee apple here.

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