West Genesee Middle School eighth-grade student, Russell Graziano faced-off against fellow West Genesee Middle School seventh grader, Collin Puchta spelling such words as filibuster and adjournment until Graziano emerged as the first place winner in the West Genesee Spelling Bee held on November 6.
This year, West Genesee will be sending 12 students to join others from Central New York for a written test in on January 19. The top 35 spellers from that round will compete in The Post-Standard WCNY Spelling Bee oral spell-down in February.
1. Russell Graziano (WGMS)
2. Collin Puchta (WGMS)
3. Daniel Lounsbery (Split Rock)
4. Sarah Church (WGMS)
5. Zachary Walker (CMS)
6. Nicholas Cantello (WGMS)
7. Jill Ward (CMS)
8. Hannah Kessel (CMS)
9. Noah Annable (WGMS)
10. Brennan Costello (WGMS)
11. Alyssa Ciciriello (Stonehedge)
12. Cassidi Callaghan (Split Rock)