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Scripps Spelling Bee

The 9th Annual ISC Scripps Spelling Bee, hosted by The JosephSears School, Kenilworth District 38, was held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. There were 26 spellers competing in this first round of the Bee from the North Cook region.

Congratulations to this year's North Cook winners and all the participants!

1st place: Logan Gouss, 6th grade, Highcrest Middle School Wilmette District 39

2nd place: Calvin Franke, 8th grade, Plum Grove Junior High School Palatine District 15

3rd place: Charlie Warner, 5th grade, Carpenter Elementary School Park Ridge/Niles District 64

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            Dr. Bruce Brown and top 3 winners

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            Dr. Bruce Brown, Ms. Margot Fennelly and student participants

You can view more photos of our spelling bee participants below - great job everyone!

The North Cook ISC Scripps Spelling Bee representatives will compete at the Regional ISC Championship on February 20, 2019 at McClure Junior High School in Western Springs against the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place champions from South Cook ISC and West 40 ISC in hopes of earning a seat at the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

Best of luck to all spellers!

Contact Margot Fennelly at if you have any further questions.


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