CYO Spelling Bee draws 36 participants to SS. Peter and Paul, Lehighton

Seventh-grader Kyle Kenton of Trinity Academy at the Father Walter Ciszek Education Center, Shenandoah is watched by spectators as he spells a word during the CYO Spelling Bee. (Photos by Ed Koskey)

The Diocesan Catholic Youth Orgainization (CYO) Spelling Bee was held Nov. 5 at SS. Peter and Paul, Lehighton. 

The event drew 36 participants. CYO is one component of a parish’s youth ministry program and is coordinated by the Diocesan Office of Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry (OYYAFM). 

"These kids have worked very hard to get to this competition. Some of them have competed in their schools and then again in their respective districts to even qualify to reach the Diocesan Spelling Bee. Just getting here is a tremendous accomplishment and one each participant should be proud to have achieved,” said Daniel Jones, CYO coordinator with OYYAFM.


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