JWC town-wide spelling bee winners announced

On Monday May 18, almost 40 participants competed for top honors at the annual town-wide Spelling Bee hosted by the Junior Women’s Club of Fairfield and held at Roger Ludlowe Middle School. First Place winner was Aryan Iyer of Roger Sherman School.

First Place winner Aryan Iyer

First Place winner Aryan Iyer

Classroom winners from fifth grade classes in Fairfield’s public schools vied to out spell their opponents, and did not disappoint. Classroom winners were challenged to spell words such as “anonymous” and ”liquid” throughout the rounds it took for Aryan Iyer to emerge as the Winner of the Spelling Bee by spelling the word “jealousy.” Other top finishers were Second Place winner, Colin Mitchell of Stratfield School and Third Place winner, Jonas Mendez of Mill Hill School.

The top three winners received award medals and special prizes donated by the Fairfield JWC, Bankwell, People’s United Bank, and Saugatuck Sweets in Westport, Conn.  All Bee participants also received JWC award certificates and goody bags.

This year’s Spelling Bee judges included Fairfield Public Library’s Mary Sorhus,  Fairfield Sun’s John Kovach, and Anna Henry, past director of Connecticut Junior Women, Inc.

“The Junior Women’s Club of Fairfield was excited to once again host the Town Wide Spelling Bee, where our town’s fifth graders share the fruits of their hard work in class and at home,” said Tanya Annuncio, Bee Co-Chair. “Boy, can these students spell!”

In addition to the Spelling Bee, the JWC of Fairfield hosts a “Touch-a-Truck” event in September, which raises funds for scholarships for Fairfield high school women, and “A Visit to Santa’s House” in December, the proceeds of which benefit the club’s charitable partner. The club also hosts community service projects and social events throughout the year. To learn more about the club, visit www.jwcfairfield.com. The club can also be found on Facebook and Twitter (twitter.com/jwcoffairfield).

From left to right: Third place winner Jonas Mendez, second place winner Colin Mitchell, and first place winner Aryan Iyer.

From left to right: Third place winner Jonas Mendez, second place winner Colin Mitchell, and first place winner Aryan Iyer.

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