We had the top 8 spellers compete in the finals last week. Four from Northern Kane County that advanced from the semi-final held at Westfield Community School on February 19th and four from the semi-final held at Herget Middle School.
While the finals went 12 rounds of alternating spelling and vocabulary, the winner was decided in the vocabulary round. The winning vocabulary word was 'pinafore' while the last spelling words were 'anachronism' and 'fusillade'.
The winners were:
Place – Pranav Kollu, 6
grade, Cambridge Lakes Charter School (Returning Champ - 2018)
place – Grace Soh, 8
grade, Dundee Middle School
place – Ben Fender, 7
grade, Holy Cross Catholic
Winner will receive a trip to Washington DC for Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 26 – 31, 2019. Hotel & Airfare for winner and parent/guardian compliments of KEEP and Kane County Cougars. A $500 scholarship from KEEP & the Kane County Cougars to use for educational camp, classes, or college education was also provided.