Regional spelling bee winners go to head of the class

Roxbury — Winners of in-school Cultural Arts Spelling Bees will compete in the Second Annual Delaware and Otsego counties Regional Bee at The Roxbury Arts Center on Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to the general public. Light refreshments will be served.
Among the finalists who will be competing for cash prizes and dictionaries are Bethanie E. Weand, 5th grade, Charlotte Valley; Nathan D. Plante, 4th grade and Brandy N. Fane, 6th grade, Roxbury; Ariel Lynne Melvin, 7th grade and Gaetana M. Pizzillo, 4th grade, Andes; Rebecca Biegel, 6th Grade and Matthew Odel, 5th grade, Schenevus; Tara Baker, 8th grade and Tucker McAdams, 5th grade, Morris and Belle Bourka, 6th grade and Robert Herbst, 5th grade, Margaretville. Other finalists in the running are from South Kortright.
The in-school bees were part of the after school Creating Rural Opportunities Program.