Nearly 50 fourth and fifth grade students from Verona schools braved the cold and rainy February morning to participate in this year’s Spelling Bee. The event was judged by Teena Schwartz, Mayor of Verona; Jeff Monacelli, Principal of Forest Avenue School; and Lisa Golebieski, Co-President of the Verona Junior Woman’s Club. The announcer was Kimberly Manis, Treasurer of the Verona Junior Woman’s Club.
The three winners, all 4th graders, qualify for the regional Spelling Bee on February 26:
• 1st place Lauren Brown (F.N. Brown)
• 2nd place Anthony Stefanelli (OLL)
• 3rd place Nicole Volpe (F.N. Brown)
Congratulations to all participants and thank you to Mayor Schwartz and Principal Monacelli!
And thank you to the following Juniors who helped to make the Spelling Bee terrific: Wendy Powell, Melissa Symczak, Lorri Caffrey, Thuy-An Wilkins, Joanna Breitenbach, Meghan Walsh and Nicole Kobernick.
Verona Spelling Bee winners: 2nd place Anthony Stefanelli, OLL; 3rd place Nicole Volpe, F.N. Brown; 1st place Lauren Brown, F.N. Brown
(photo courtesy of Krysta Venturella)
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