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Somerset County Library System of New Jersey to Host 4th Annual Countywide Bee Spectacular Scripps Spelling Bee

//Somerset County Library System of New Jersey to Host 4th Annual Countywide Bee Spectacular Scripps Spelling Bee
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Somerset County Library System of New Jersey to Host 4th Annual Countywide Bee Spectacular Scripps Spelling Bee

On March 16 from 2-6 p.m., the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) will host their 4th Annual Spelling Bee Spectacular, for children in grades 3-8, at the Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School, located at 14 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater.

“As one of the newer Commissioners, I am thrilled to be a part of the Spelling Bee this year — hopefully the first of many years to come,” said Nancy Stoll, SCLSNJ library commissioner. “The bee allows children to practice their spelling and grammar, explore vocabulary and cognitive skills, and enhance their public speaking experience. I am pleased the Library System partners with our County schools to help in the development of our children.”

“SCLSNJ offers many wonderful programs and opportunities for the community. One such program is the Annual Spelling Bee,” said Corinne Fender, SCLSNJ library commissioner. ”I have been a judge for several years and would not miss the opportunity to participate again this year. This event spotlights the effort and academic achievement of students in the community. Watching the participants during the spelling bee is a priceless experience. Best of luck to all the contestants.”

The winner of SCLSNJ’s Bee Spectacular will be eligible to attend the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. at the Library System’s expense. Additional prizes will be awarded including a one-year subscription to Merriam-Webster Unabridged Online.

“We’re excited to be the community partner hosting the Scripps Spelling Bee for Somerset County for the fourth year,” said Brian K. Auger, county library administrator. “More than just a fun event, it highlights the Library as a cornerstone educational institution that promotes lifelong learning.”

SCLSNJ is delighted to announce the following students who will be participating in the 4th Annual SCLSNJ Bee Spectacular (information appears as placard number for spelling bee):

  1. Marwa Shahzad, Grade 4, Stony Brook School, North Plainfield
  2. Daniyal Danish, Grade 4, Amsterdam Elementary School, Hillsborough
  3. Jason Lauducci, Grade 8, Branchburg Central Middle School, Branchburg
  4. Rhea Patel, Grade 6, Valley View School, Watchung
  5. Nathaniel Wong, Grade 4, Bradley Gardens Elementary School, Bridgewater
  6. Nitya Kathiravan, Grade 5, Rutgers Preparatory School, Somerset
  7. Abhay Sankar, Grade 6, Eisenhower Intermediate School, Bridgewater
  8. Aarushi Chaturvedi, Grade 8, Montgomery Upper Middle School, Skillman
  9. Mia Hernandez, Grade 4, East End School, North Plainfield
  10. Katie Wei, Grade 7, Immaculate Conception School, Somerville
  11. Ayush Patel, Grade 4, Van Holten Elementary School, Bridgewater
  12. Baylyn Shankman, Grade 7, School Of Saint Elizabeth, Bernardsville
  13. Arya Adusumilli, Grade 8, Warren Middle School, Warren
  14. Tanishka Cholan, Grade 4, Bayberry School, Watchung
  15. Aishanya Makode, Grade 3, Hamilton Elementary School, Bridgewater
  16. Ansh Parikh, Grade 6, Central Jersey College Prep Middle School, Somerset
  17. Aryahi Narvekar, Grade 6, Montgomery Lower Middle School, Skillman
  18. Shyamak Joshi, Grade 4, Woods Road Elementary School, Hillsborough
  19. Komal Saleem, Grade 7, North Plainfield Middle School, North Plainfield
  20. Aanya Shah, Grade 7, Cedar Hill Preparatory School, Somerset
  21. Nathan Napolitano, Grade 4, West End School, North Plainfield
  22. Santoshshiva Thirumurugan, Grade 8, Franklin Middle School, Somerset
  23. Reed Mitchell, Grade 7, Far Hills Country Day School, Far Hills
  24. Aritra Banerjee, Grade 6, Auten Road Intermediate School, Hillsborough
  25. Anmol Bhatia, Grade 8, Green Brook Middle School, Green Brook
  26. Kris Chaudhary, Grade 6, Thomas Edison Energysmart Charter School, Somerset
  27. Aahana Palyada, Grade 6, Hillside Intermediate School, Bridgewater
  28. Neil Nikhil, Grade 3, Irene E. Feldkirchner Elementary School, Green Brook
  29. Aida Li, Grade 8, The Pingry School, Basking Ridge
  30. Sari Estomata, Grade 8, Bridgewater-Raritan Regional Middle School, Bridgewater
  31. Maya Misiaszek, Grade 3, Central Jersey College Preparatory Elementary School, Somerset
  32. Sahib Bal, Grade 3, Crim Elementary School, Bridgewater
  33. Pradnesh Thoppay, Grade 6, Bernardsville Middle School, Bernardsville

“Participation in the 4th Annual SCLSNJ Spelling Bee helps students increase their scholastic skills by strengthening their mastery of vocabulary and grammar,” said Karen Pifher, SCLSNJ manager of branch services – young minds and family resources. “Additionally, one key pillar of our new strategic plan is to foster cooperation and partnership across the County through educational and literary programs. The Bee provides each participant with an opportunity to connect and share the experience with students from other communities, while also helping to build self-confidence.”

Emcee for the evening will be Mike Kerwin, Somerset County Business Partnership president and CEO. Pronouncer will be Brian K. Auger, county library administrator.

Judges for the evening will be:

  • Patricia L. Walsh, Somerset County Freeholder; Head Judge
  • Brian G. Gallagher, Somerset County Freeholder; Rounds/Records Judge
  • Nancy Stoll, SCLSNJ library commissioner; Rounds/Records Judge
  • Corinne Fender, SCLSNJ library commissioner; Dictionary Judge
  • Patrick Scaglione, Treasurer, Somerset County Library Foundation; Appeals Judge

Special thanks to SCLSNJ’s 2019 Bee Spectacular sponsor, the Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School, located in Bridgewater, NJ.
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