Featuring Javier Colón
Singer-songwriter-musician Javier Colón found a wide audience (more than 13 million viewers) with his victory as winner during the inaugural season of NBC’s “The Voice,” one of the most successful new televised talent shows of 2011. His original song “Stitch By Stitch” not only won him the title, but also became something of a phenomenon. During the first week of its digital release, the song exceeded sales of 145,000 and peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Javier grew up with music all around him. His father was a DJ at a local radio station in Connecticut. Today, the husband and father of two little girls continue to ensure musical influences fill his life and home. Javier keeps his wife and two daughters close to his heart at all times, often writing about them.
The Puerto Rican-Dominican recording artist is armed with all the tools to cement his place among today’s top performers, anchored with an incredible voice and remarkable ability for songwriting.
What is the Community Spelling Bee?
The Community Spelling Bee is one of the most anticipated and unique events in Hartford. Each year the event brings together students, parents, educators, policy makers, community and business leaders, and supporters to celebrate a fun educational experience for everyone.
With an adult and student spelling bee competition, entertainment and many surprises, the Bee allows you to support Achieve Hartford! in a new way.
Proceeds from the event help support our focus of building a college going culture among schools, communities, and families throughout the city.
Who can compete in the Community Spelling Bee?
A team of three people each (middle school, high school age and adults ) may compete in a friendly competition to spell increasingly difficult words. Teams are encouraged to create a team name, wear unique team T-shirts or costumes, and to bring a cheering section!
Get started studying now for the 2013 Community Spelling Bee word list. Click Here for the 2013 Spelling Bee Word List