The two winners, both from Des Plaines, from the local spelling bee will compete in a regional event in June. Then the top two winners will compete at the state spelling bee held at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield on Senior Day, Monday, August 11.
Here, l to
r in the front row, are Supervisor Carol Teschky, Sigmund Del Mar,
Adrienne Gamboa (first place winner), Lourdes Del Mar (runner up winner), Gayle
Rosen, Helen Borows, Pronouncer Dodie Frisbie , who is the Outreach Librarian
from the Niles Public Library . In the back row, l to r,
are Trustees Peter
Gialamas and Walter Kazmierczak . The
officials served as judges.