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Senator Thompson Helps Students Reach Their Potential

 

For Immediate Release
Contact: Ken Houston
sk2houston@hotmail.com 716.854.8705


Buffalo, NY – New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) salutes the participants of his annual Western New York Spelling Bee.   This was the ninth year for the spelling bee, which registered more than one hundred students, grades five through eight from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Lockport and Amherst.


The WNY Spelling Bee awarded first, second and third place trophies and each student was honored with a certificate of appreciation for participating.  Senator Thompson calls each student a winner for taking on the challenge.


“The spelling bee is always fun and serves as another way of promoting literacy, which is the foundation for a good education.”
 
 The following students took home trophies.


5th and 6th graders
1st place, Julia Panepinto……………………City Honors
2nd place Ananya Nrushimha………………..Casey Middle School
3rd place Aaron Bobeck……………………..Conner Middle School


7th Grade
1ST place Joshua Benham…………………… Notre Dame Academy
2nd place Evan Asklar………………………..Gaskill Middle School
3rd place Jacklyn Gallespie…………………..Gaskill Middle School