The Crescenta Valley Council of the Knights of Columbus presented the awards for their 16th Annual Spelling Bee on March 14 at the Council Hall in Montrose. The competition pits the top spellers from the area’s Catholic schools: Holy Redeemer, St. James the Less and St. Bede the Venerable. Contestants were grouped into two sections – fourth, fifth and sixth grades and seventh and eighth grades. The event co-chairmen were Nick Doom and Gene Griffin. They said that the level of difficulty was very high this year, spurring a spirited spell-off before the winners were decided.
Awards were presented by Griffin and Grand Knight Mike Forys.