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Spelling Bee

Saturday, March 7, 2009 - West Texas A&M University
The annual Regional Spelling Bee will feature the top spellers from the Amarillo area. The top five winners will receive scholarship money ranging from $500 to $5,000 and the winner will travel to Washington, D.C., in June to represent the area in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

What's a Kid to Do Fair

Saturday, April 11, 2009 - Amarillo Civic Center
This event focuses on activities and camps for children to participate in during the summer.

Best and Brightest

Saturday, May 16, 2009 - West Texas A&M University
The event at WTAMU will be a luncheon recognizing valedictorians and salutatorians from high schools in the region. 20 other students will be honored for their contributions to their school and community through volunteerism and service.

Amarillo Reads

Spring and Fall 2009
A community wide reading project that focuses on the importance of reading for people of all ages.

Yes, You Can

Fall 2009
This event will being together information providers that will benefit persons seeking the next step in their education. From how to obtain a GED, to high school dual enrollment programs, to information about colleges and financial aid, this event will serve as invaluable information in navigating the waters of education.

Discover College Day

Fall 2009
Every 5th grader from amarillo, Canyon, Bushland, Highland Park and River Road school districts will visit a college campus in our area to learn more about college and the careers that are available to those who get an education. Also, parents will be invited to lean more about how to make sure their families are getting ready for college and know the process to do so.
calendar of events
  • January 11
    Kickoff of 2009 Program
    Find out what Celebrate Education is all about in this special section in your Sunday paper.
  • March 7
    Regional Spelling Bee, West Texas A&M University
    The annual Regional Spelling Bee will feature the top spellers from the Amarillo area. The top five winners will receive scholarship money ranging from $500 to $5,000 and the winner will travel to Washington, D.C., in June to represent the area in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
  • Spring and Fall
    Amarillo Reads community-wide reading projects.
    Dates and details TBA
  • April
    Amarillo Education Matching Grants Program. Exact date TBA
  • April 10
    What's a Kid to Do Special Section
  • April 12
    What's a Kid to Do at the Amarillo Civic Center
    This event will focus on activities and camps for children to participate in during the summer..
  • May 8-29
    Beating the Odds
    A series of stories published daily in the Amarillo Globe-News during the graduation season that profiles people who have inspiring stories to tell about the degree they are about to receive.
  • May 12
    Ready for the Real World program at Amarillo Civic Center
    AISD juniors get training on what's going to face them in a little more than a year.
  • May 16
    Best and Brightest Special Section
  • May 16
    Best and Brightest Event at West Texas A&M University
  • Fall
    Discover College Day
    Fifth graders from area schools visit college campuses.
  • October 1
    Great Jobs Special Section
    Focusing on well paying jobs available in the area that people may not know about.
  • November 2
    Career Education Special Section
    Focusing on businesses and others in the community helping young people gain a career vision.
  • November
    Yes You Can Event
    Designed to help people gain information about the next level of education from GED to PhD. Date TBA.
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