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Eighth-grade student wins annual Spelling Bee

Robert B., an eighth-grade student at Lower School, survived 15 rounds of competition to win the school's annual spelling bee. Robert correctly spelled the word "ligature" to claim first place. Runner-up was sixth-grader Theodore K. Cecilia Galante, eighth-grade English teacher, served as moderator. Seen following the annual Lower School spelling bee are, from left: Kayanne Barilla, English Department chair and seventh-grade English teacher; Robert B., spelling bee winner; Theodore K., spelling bee runner-up; and Cecilia Galante, contest moderator.