Vails Gate School Holds 4th Annual Spelling Bee

     Recently, third grade students at Vails Gate High Tech Magnet School in New Windsor participated in their fourth annual Spelling Bee. After a preliminary spell-off, the top five students from all third grade classes were eligible to take part. A total of 20 students participated this year.

     Kweku Antwi-Obeng from Janet De Stefano’s class won first place receiving a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble. The second place winner was Catherine De La Cruz from Dardanella Russell-Scott’s class receiving a $15 gift card to Barnes & Noble and Treniya Carrigan-Staples from Megan Connolly’s class received a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

     According to De Stefano, the students feel confident that they are now ready to take on the challenge of fourth grade and the district wide Spelling Bee