Lanigan Students Advance in Spelling Bee


W-I-N-N-E-R-S! Lanigan Elementary students Mary Jane Mullaney, Alicia Halsdorf, Rimma Mankiewicz and Harper McClave received top honors during the school’s fourth annual spelling bee, held December 9.
All four students will now advance to The Post-Standard / WCNY Spelling Bee, on January 16 at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. After 15 rounds of the Lanigan spelling bee finals, sixth-grader Mullaney received first-place as she correctly spelled “spectacles.”
Library Media Specialist Jessica Somers organized the event and AIS Reading Teacher Heather Berthoff served as pronouncer. Teaching Assistant Joyce Garrett also assisted during the Lanigan finals.


From left to right: Lanigan Elementary students Mary Jane Mullaney,
Alicia Halsdorf and Rimma Mankiewicz received top-place honors
after they were successful in Lanigan's final spelling bee rounds. They
will join fellow classmate Harper McClave at The Post Standard/WCNY
Spelling Bee written round on January 16 at Onondaga Community College
in Syracuse.