Vegetarian and thermostat were the words of the night at Thursday's Spelling Bee competition at .
About 30 student spellers in third, fourth, and fifth grades competed from Tarrytown and Ossining, with about 100 supportive audience members cheering them on.
Washington Irving fourth grader Eliza Mastropieri took home the first prize; second-place was another WI fourth grader, Sarah Clayton, with third place going to Isabella Meyer, WI third grader. All top three finishers won new Nooks.
Reports Cathy Hansen, VP for Communications of the Junior League of Westchester-on-Hudson who put on the event, “When the contest was down to two, Sarah Clayton misspelled 'vegetarian.' Mastropieri spelled 'vegetarian' correctly and then won by spelling 'thermostat' correctly."
Everyone received a green ribbon for their participation.
Thanks to other local organizations that also helped sponsor this community event: , College Careers Fund of Westchester, M&T Bank, Proftech and the . And especial thanks of course to the . We look forward to next year!