Coral Gables Woman’s Club hosts 2012 ISSF Fifth Grade Spelling Bee

Alexander Montessori team (First Place)

The GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club once again opened its clubhouse doors to the Independent Schools of South Florida (ISSF) for the organization’s annual spelling bee on Nov. 8.

St. Theresa team (First Place)

With a total of 23 schools participating in this 2012 ISSF Fifth Grade Spelling Bee, an unprecedented eight schools placed this year. Three schools placed third; two came in second, and three schools placed first. In fact, only four points separated the third and first place schools and all are to be congratulated from the students to the coaches.

St. Agatha team (First Place)

And the top finishers are: first place — Alexander School, St. Agatha and St. Theresa; second place — Gulliver and St. Patrick; third place — Cushman, St. Brendan and Temple Beth Am

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Gloria Burns
A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Active in many non profits, she received numerous awards across the community. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education; helps coordinate charity partners for the Westin Colonnade's Annual Give Kids the World Breakfast; serves on the board of directors of Doral Business Council; is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club; serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and is Publicity Chair; and is a member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee. Gloria is also an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, where she sings in the choir. She can be reached at

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