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May 1, 2008
CONTACT:Parks and Community Services Department

Spelling Bee winners announced

Moreno Valley’s Students-Teachers Achieving Real Success or S.T.A.R.S. program announced its first annual Spelling Bee winners. The Spelling Bee Preliminaries began on March 3, 2008 at all 41 S.T.A.R.S. after-school program sites and ended April 29th. The Spelling Bee Preliminaries and Finals were divided into three categories: grades K-2, grades 3-5, and grades 6-8. Winners are as follows:

K-2 1st Umali Horne Victoriano Elementary
K-2 2nd Nancy Ochoategui La Jolla Elementary
3-5 1st Kayla Whitehead Val Verde Elementary
3-5 2nd Hughston Jefferson Triple Crown Elementary
6-8 1st Kendall Goslee Vista Verde Middle School
6-8 2nd Robert Benett Mountain View Middle School

Moreno Valley Noon Rotary judged the Spelling Bee Finals, and the winners from each grade category received a plaque and a savings bond from Visterra Credit Union. For more information on the S.T.A.R.S. after-school program or the Spelling Bee, call Moreno Valley’s Parks and Community Services Department at 413.3280.