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Winning the Susan Bee

The William Smith College team placed first at the fourth annual Susan Bee Challenge, on Wednesday, April 5 at the RIT student union.

Team members Jamie Agnello '07, Cait Allen '06, Kathryn Feller '06, Julia Gibson '09 and Jasmine Yarish '07 bested all college teams in answering questions dealing with women from history, women in politics, women and food, women writers and other notable women.

The bee, which also features community service and corporate teams, is a fund-raising competition that is part of the Women United effort for the 2006 United Way Community Campaign.

“The difference is that our students are liberal arts students, and they have been abroad,” said assistant dean Valerie Gunter, who accompanied the contestants with assistant Dean Lisa Kaenzig and Dean Debra DeMeis.

“They showed the best of a liberal arts education and the best of a women's college.”

Agnello is a Jean W. Reeves '34 Arts Scholar and a Kathryn D. Cook Scholar; Allen is a Rt. Rev. Robert Claflin Rusack '47 Scholar; Feller is a Patricia Lussow '55 Memorial Scholar.