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Russell Graziano wins West Genesee spelling bee; 12 advance to written test

Pictured are the students who will be representing West Genesee. In front row (from left to right) are Collin Puchta, Alyssa Ciciriello , Cassidi Callaghan, Daniel Lounsbery and Noah Annable. In back (from left to right) are Jill Ward, Hannah Kessel, Zachary Walker, Sarah Church, Russell Graziano, Nicholas Cantello and Brennan Costello.

Pictured are the students who will be representing West Genesee. In front row (from left to right) are Collin Puchta, Alyssa Ciciriello , Cassidi Callaghan, Daniel Lounsbery and Noah Annable. In back (from left to right) are Jill Ward, Hannah Kessel, Zachary Walker, Sarah Church, Russell Graziano, Nicholas Cantello and Brennan Costello. Provided

— West Genesee Middle School eighth grader Russell Graziano faced off against West Genesee Middle School seventh grader Collin Puchta spelling such words as filibuster and adjournment until Graziano emerged as the first place winner in the West Genesee Spelling Bee held Nov. 6.

This year, West Genesee will be sending 12 students to join others from Central New York for a written test on Jan. 19. The top 35 spellers from that round will compete in The Post-Standard WCNY Spelling Bee oral spell-down in February.

West Genesee's 12 finalists are:

  1. Russell Graziano (WGMS)

  2. Collin Puchta (WGMS)

  3. Daniel Lounsbery (Split Rock)

  4. Sarah Church (WGMS)

  5. Zachary Walker (CMS)

  6. Nicholas Cantello (WGMS)

  7. Jill Ward (CMS)

  8. Hannah Kessel (CMS)

  9. Noah Annable (WGMS)

  10. Brennan Costello (WGMS)

  11. Alyssa Ciciriello (Stonehedge)

  12. Cassidi Callaghan (Split Rock)

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