William Floyd Elementary School recently hosted its fourth annual “Forget Me Not” Spelling Bee resulting in donations of $1,268 to assist the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center in Bay Shore, an organization that supports research to one day find a cure for Alzheimer’s, as well as provide care, support and educational programs for families with loved ones suffering from the disease. In three years since this spelling bee’s inception, students and staff have raised more than $9,800!
This year’s winners by grade level include: Soleil Sherrod, kindergarten; Robert Rumph, first grade; Landon Reiter, second grade; Hajaratu Barrie, third grade; Isabella Humberstone, fourth grade; and Michael Pacheco Guerrero, fifth grade. Congratulations to the winners and all the participants for raising funds and awareness for this worthwhile cause.
The “Forget Me Not” Spelling Bee was started by Krista Cusimano, a rising freshman, when she was a fifth grader at William Floyd Elementary School in memory of her grandfather, Raul “Pa” Vosgerichian, who passed away from Alzheimer’s at the age of 66.