Shown are Greg A. Vital, Morning Pointe CEO, Jed Mescon, WRCB, Channel 3, MC
for Spelling Bee, front row, Van Robinson, Morning Pointe resident and speller, Montine Craig, Morning Pointe resident and speller.
- photo by Amy Clarke
For the second year in a row, Morning Pointe stepped up as the Queen Bee sponsor for Re:Start's 'Great Grown Up Spelling Bee' promoting adult literacy. Once again, residents from the Chattanooga area assisted living communities were eager for the challenge and excited about representing Morning Pointe.
Montine Craig, 86, a retired nurse, and Van Robinson, 84, a steel mill shipper took center stage at the Chattanooga Market and did not slow down during the individual speed rounds for the spell off. They were the two oldest spellers and were so excited to be a part of the event.
"I enjoyed it very much and am so glad I did not stay home," said Ms. Craig. Mr. Robinson agreed. He was thrilled to jump in and feels very passionate about the cause. "It's important for everybody to get an education and a college education."
"That's why we are one of the top sponsors of this event," said Greg A. Vital, Morning Pointe CEO, "we understand the importance of education and the impact it has in changing lives."