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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 03-14-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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2 THE VALLEY MARCH 14-20, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION State Spelling Bee Saturday in Lincoln LINCOLN – Twenty-seven stu- dents will face off Saturday morn- ing at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Middle School for the right to represent Rhode Island at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. later this spring. The public is welcome; there is no admission charge. Sixth-grader Nick Moskalenko, of North Smithfield Middle School, will represent his town. Others locally are Matthew Connors, a Lincoln Middle School 8th grader; Aathraey Shrikanth, a 5th grader at Blackstone Valley Prep, and Sahasra Yenumula, a grade 5 pupil from Community School, Cumberland. The Valley Breeze sponsors the event, which will be hosted by Publisher Tom Ward. Helping fund the Bee and the winner's trip to Washington are co-sponsors Navigant Credit Union, Hunter Insurance and Brian Hunter, Anchor Nissan/Subaru and the Benoit family, and Dave's Marketplace. "I'm very grateful to our co-spon- sors, who help us make this a very memorable event, not only for the winner, but for every student who participates," said Ward. "I'm also appreciative of the Lincoln School Department and School Committee, who graciously open their doors to us each year," added Ward. "Lincoln Middle School is a beautiful facility, and we're proud to share it with others from around the state on Saturday. Visitors are always impressed," said Ward. This year's new pronouncer will be Kim Kalunian, a reporter with WPRI- TV Channel 12 Eyewitness News. Chief Judge is Donna Morelle, a former Cumberland schools super- intendent. She is joined by Martha Correia, vice president and regional branch manager of Navigant Credit Union, and Leigh Martin, a professor of English at CCRI. Paul Jacob, of Jacob Video and Sound, Woonsocket, will record the event should spellers' playbacks be needed. School districts may send one win- ner to the Bee. Homeschoolers and Independent schools also send one representative each. The Catholic schools, with 24 schools participating, are allowed three representatives. Other students who will participate, and their schools and hometowns, are: • Anna S. Costello, Grade 7, Gallagher Middle School, Smithfield • Yilmaz Kasapoglu, Grade 8, Birchwood Middle School, North Providence • Laurel Christensen, Grade 7, St. Philip School, Smithfield, Catholic Schools • Logan Lane, Grade 5, Homeschool, Pawtucket • Kai Hensley, Grade 5, Captain Issac Paine School, Foster-Glocester • Luca Iacobo, Grade 7, Scituate Middle School, Scituate • Anna Vredenburg, Grade 8, St. Philip School, Smithfield, Catholic Schools • Joslyn Butler, Grade 7, Chariho Middle School, Charlestown • Sava Provatakis, Grade 5, Deering Middle School, West Warwick • Alice Dunning, Grade 6, Wickford Middle School, North Kingstown • Simon Paricio, Grade 8, Barrington Middle School, Barrington • Anna Butler, Grade 7, Narragansett Pier Middle School, Narragansett • Pauline Cooper, Grade 8, Thompson Middle School, Newport • Cash Martin, Grade 7, St. Michael's Country Day School, Independent Schools • Teagan Tucker, Grade 7, Kickemuit Middle School, Bristol- Warren • Edward Manning, Grade 7, Wilbur and McMahon School, Little Compton • Kaia Dahlin, Grade 8, Portsmouth Middle School, Portsmouth • Campbell Coviello, Grade 8, Block Island School, New Shoreham • Leah Melton, Grade 7, Father John V. Doyle School, Coventry, Catholic Schools • Cara Eaton, Grade 8, Westerly Middle School, Westerly • Beckett Nutting, Grade 7, Archie Cole Middle School, East Greenwich • Christina Keomany, Grade 6, West Broadway Middle School, Providence • Jackson Palumbo, Grade 8, Tiverton Middle School, Tiverton. KALUNIAN MOSKALENKO GREAT VALUE QUALITY SERVICE 36 BLACKSTONE STREET WOONSOCKET 401-766-3270 WWW.TERRYAUTOLTD.COM Gil & Meika Two & Four Wheel Alignments Cars and Trucks Starting at $ 69.95 (cars) 2011 NISSAN FRONTIER 4x4 Automatic! 108K miles ................ $ 11,519 NOW CARRYING… Goodyear, Firestone, Kelly, & BridGestone tires! SAVE on a Set of 4 Tires!

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