Sixty-eight sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from the Bayonne Public Schools, as well as All Saints Academy, participated in the annual Spelling Bee sponsored by the Concerned Citizens of Bayonne on Nov. 16 at the CWV Post 1612.
Congratulations to all the participants, who performed admirably, and to their parents, teachers and schools. Special congratulations to Jeremy Frigerio, an eighth grade student at Lincoln Community School, first place; Meagan Nilan, a seventh grade student at All Saints Academy, second place;; and James Ryan, an eighth grade student at P.S. No. 14, third place.
The Concerned Citizens would also like to extend a great big thank you to all those who helped make the Spelling Bee possible: Dr. Patricia McGeehan, Bayonne Superintendent of Schools, for distributing the notices among the public schools; the principals and teachers of All Saints Academy and all of the Bayonne Public Schools for the wonderful job they do and for encouraging the students to take part in the Spelling Bee; the members of the CWV Post 1612 for the use of the hall and all of their help; the judges, Charlene Bini (enunciator), Susan Barbieri, and Loretta Cerullo, for a job well done; and Al McCormick, for the use of the Spelling Bee materials.
The Concerned Citizens of Bayonne are proud and happy to do whatever we can to encourage Bayonne’s youth. They are Bayonne’s future!
FRANK P. PERRUCCI