Woman’s Club Hosted Fourth Annual Spelling Bee

    WCPTH Fourth Annual Spelling Bee Club Members and Winners. From top left, Mary Ann Coyne and Diana Freidinger. From lower left, First Place Winner - Sahaj Bhandari, Third Place winner Sanjana Sri Veggalam and Second Place Winner Genevieve Owusu-Ansah

    PARSIPPANY —  The Woman’s Club of Parsippany Troy Hills (WCPTH) held its Fourth Annual Spelling Bee on Friday January 11.

    Twenty-five students were selected from area Fifth Grade Elementary Schools to participate in the Spelling Bee, which was held at Parsippany Hills High School (PHHS).

    Over 100 parents and family members watched the students. Judging the event were; Michael DiSanto, Principal of Parsippany Hills High School. William Westhoven, reporter at Gannett NJ Daily Record and Melissa Okerblom, Parsippany Library Head of Children’s Services.  Mary Ann Coyne, WCPTH club member and chairman of the Fourth Annual Spelling Bee, was the Moderator and club member Marianne Burke was the Pronouncer.

    After 25 exciting rounds the First Place winner was Sahaj Bhandari from Northvale Elementary School.  Second Place winner was Genevieve Owusu-Ansah from Rockaway Meadow Elementary School and Sanjana Sri Veggalam from Mount Tabor 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 Saturday, February 2 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 Saturday, March 2 in New Brunswick.

    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 28 at 7:00 pm at Lake Parsippany Rescue & Recovery, 100 Centerton Drive.

    For more information call Marilyn at (973) 539-3703, e-mail the club at womansclubofpth@gmail.com, click here or follow the club on FACEBOOK.

    WCPTH Fourth Annual Spelling Bee Judges, Club Members and Winners.  From top left, Judges – Melissa Okerblom, Michael DiSanto, Mary Ann Coyne, William Westhoven, Joan Garbarino, and Diana Freidinger. (WCPTH CO-Presidents)  From lower left, First Place Winner – Sahaj Bhandari,  Third Place winner  Sanjana Sri Veggalam and Second Place Winner Genevieve Owusu-Ansah
    WCPTH Fourth Annual Spelling Bee Judges and WCPTH Club Chairman.  Judges –  Michael DiSanto, William Westhoven and Melissa Okerblom. From lower left, Mary Ann Coyne.

    Photos courtesy of Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills

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