Alessandra Reyes wins NA Knights annual spelling bee

The Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus recently conducted  its annual eighth-grade spelling bee. Alessandra Reyes, of Queen of Peace Grammar School, was the winner; Elizabeth Lan, of Queen of Peace Grammar School, took second place; while and Sebastian Garcia-Escobar, of North Arlington Veterans Middle School, captured third.  Reyes will go on the represent the council at the Archdiocese of Newark/Knights of Columbus Regional Spelling Bee March 10 at Immaculate Conception Hall, Secaucus, and compete for a place in the state K of C Spelling Bee. Lan and Garcia-Escobar Sebastian will be the alternates. Seen following the bee are, from left, Sebastian Garcia-Escobar, Alessandra Reyes and Elizabeth Lan.

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