Juniors Congratulate Spelling Bee Winners

By on January 23, 2018
Spelling bee

The spelling bee winners, judges, and coordinators pose for a picture: (l-r) Carrie Quigley, Oliver Kahng, Corisa Walker, Stephen Gaffney, Cheryl Ashley, Owen Chanana, Erica Guaricci, Andrea Santamaria and Cynthia Graves.

On Saturday, January 13, thirty-three Verona fourth and fifth graders participated in the annual Spelling Bee competition held at F.N. Brown Elementary School. The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona would like to thank all the children who participated and congratulate our winners. Congratulations to Owen Chanana, third place (H.B. Whitehorne Middle School); Stephen Gaffney, second place (H.B. Whitehorne); and Oliver Kahng, first place (Our Lady of the Lake School).

Thank you to our judges, Cheryl Ashley, director of the Verona Public Library; Corisa Walker, library mMedia specialist at F.N. Brown and Brookdale schools; and Cynthia Graves, third grade teacher at Forest, who kindly volunteered their time for the morning. Thank you to Andrea Santamaria and Erica Guaricci from the Verona Juniors who organized the event and to Verona Juniors’ member Carrie Quigley, who announced the words.

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The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona is a versatile organization that has been involved in social and charitable work since its inception in 1926. The Juniors address Verona’s diverse needs by promoting education, preserving natural resources, encouraging healthy lifestyles, working on behalf of the elderly and people with disabilities, supporting participation in the arts and advocating for issues of concern to women, children and families.

Anyone interested in learning more about this very active organization of women is welcome to contact [email protected] Prospective members also are welcome at business meetings, which are held the second Wednesday of each month (except April, July, August and December) at 8 p.m. in the Verona Community Center. For more information, visit www.veronajuniors.org.

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