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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Celebrity Spelling Bee


January 30, 2015

Yesterday, Nick was proud to participate in Schoolhouse Supplies’ annual Celebrity Spelling Bee.

In a surprise turn of events, he came in 2nd!

Congratulations to the champion, K103’s John Erickson, who correctly spelled ‘pusillanimous.’

The competition was fierce, with former NBA Trail Blazer, Jerome Kersey, two-time Celebrity Spelling Bee champion, Dandy Warhol’s Zia McCabe, and more local celebrities vying for the top spot.  Portland Timber’s mascot, Timber Joey, helped judge the event. 

Nick’s first word was easy – ‘environmental.’   It was followed by ‘adhesion,’ ‘asterisks,’ and ‘mensch.'   By that point, it was down to the final two contestants, Nick and John.  Both spelled ‘ecclesiastical’ wrong, and then came the infamous ‘pusillanimous,' taking Nick out of the competition.  John’s final winning word was ‘perinephrium.'

Still not sure what it means!

Schoolhouse Supplies is a wonderful non-profit, dedicated to providing our teachers and students with free school supplies.  Since their founding, Schoolhouse Supplies has distributed nearly $20 million in supplies to local classrooms, and more than 95,000 backpacks to students in our community. 

Thank you to Schoolhouse Supplies for your continued support for Portland’s teachers and students! 

And, once again, congratulations to John Erickson. 

Check out Schoolhouse Supplies' website for more information about the great organization. 

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