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St. Nick Students Spell Their Way to the Top

Students Beverly Bruno, Jamison Silva, and R.J. Ayroso display their certificates. Teachers Joanne Buck and Christina Loccisano stand with their students.

Three students from St. Nicholas of Tolentine school, Jamaica, swept the awards at the Spelling Bee for the Queens South Cluster 5 and 6, taking first, second, and third place.

The inaugural event was held on March 5 at Immaculate Conception School, Jamaica Estates.

Beverly Bruno, 6-1, edged out Jamison Silva, 8-1, for the top spelling honor. R.J. Ayroso, 7-1, lasted a three-student playoff for the third-place spot.

Students in grades six, seven, and eight competed in the spelling bee, which was the first between Immaculate Conception, Sacred Heart and St. Clare School.

Each participant received a ribbon and a certificate. The winners each received a trophy for their accomplishments.

St. Nick’s ELA teachers, Joanne Buck and Christina Loccisano worked with these students to prepare them for this competition.

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