Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills‘s Second Annual Spelling Bee

WCPTH Club President Marilyn Marion with the three winners. From Left - Second Place Winner Ronin Wani, Third Place Winner Kimberly Lan and First Place Winner Kaydine Gonzalez

PARSIPPANY — The Woman’s Club of Parsippany Troy Hills (WCPTH) held its Second Annual Spelling Bee, on Sunday, January 15.

Twenty-seven students were selected from area Fifth Grade Elementary Schools to participate in the Spelling Bee, which was held at Parsippany Library.

Over 100 parents and family members watched the students. Judging the event were: Greg Elbin, retired teacher and President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, Dee Ernst, local author, and William Westhoven, reporter at Gannett NJ Daily Record.  Diana Freidinger, WCPTH club member was the Moderator and club member Marianne Burke was the Pronouncer.

Marianne Burke explaining the Spelling Bee Rules to the contestants. WCPTH Club President Marilyn Marion assisted

After 11 exciting rounds the First Place winner was Kaydine Gonzalez from Lake Parsippany Elementary School.  Second Place winner was Ronin Wani from Troy Hills Elementary School and Kimberly Lan from Lake Hiawatha Elementary School was Third place winner.  The winners are invited to participate in the New Jersey State Federated Women’s Club (NJSFWC) Regional Spelling Bee on February Fourth in Rockaway.  The Regional winners will then be invited to the State Championship at the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC (NJSFWC) Headquarters on March 4.

The Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills is a member of NJSFWC, which is the largest volunteer women’s service organization in the state, providing opportunities for education, leadership training, and community service.  The next General Meeting, which is open to area women, will be held on Monday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Lake Parsippany Rescue & Recovery, 100 Centerton Dr., Parsippany.   For more information call Cathy at (973) 984-0758, e-mail the club at womansclubofpth@gmail.com or click here to view website.

An early Round of the Spelling Bee