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Congratulations to all of our spellers who competed in the 6th Annual Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all of our spellers who competed in the Greenburgh Central School District/Theodore Young Community Center 6th Annual Spelling Bee, held Friday in three separate contests. Thank you to our judges and pronouncers -- Greenburgh arts consultant Miriam Bernabei, former teacher John MacLean, White Plains Youth Bureau Executive Director Frank Williams, Alfreda Williams, Yzette Swavy-Lipton, Hartsdale Fire Chief Ed Rush, Fairview Fire Chief Howard Reiss, Greenburgh police Sgt. Norman Hall, and Greenburgh Town Clerk Judith Beville. Many thanks to our official "huggers," former principal Edith Bly Jenkins and Mona Freitag and Bradley the therapy dog. Students from Highview Elementary School competed in the afternoon "Worker Bees" contest, followed by Woodlands Middle School and Richard J. Bailey School students in the evening competition.

Congratulations to the winners of our Greenburgh Central School District and Theodore D. Young Community Center's 6th Annual Spelling Bee -- seventh-grader Nicolas Llorente, first place (center); sixth-grader Erik Fass, second place; and fifth-grader Cassi Johnson, who came in third. These three set the pace during an intense spelling contest with 24 classmates from the Richard J. Bailey School and Woodlands Middle School. Nicolas will move on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, in the spring. Congrats to all! Those were some impressive words!