Valley View School District shines at Will County Spelling Bee
Valley View School District continued it's run of spelling proficiency Thursday night, placing four eighth-grade spellers in the top 13 at the annual Will County Spelling Bee.
Defending County champion and Humphrey Middle School student Kim Belser finished fourth at this year’s county bee, missing on the word “striated” in the 17th round. Belser competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. last year.
Lukancic Middle School student Elizabeth Zahorick tied for fifth place, dropping out in the 15th round on the word “nonplus.” Rory Richards of A. Vito Martinez tied for eigth place, missing “junta” in round nine, and Edward Owusu of Jane Addams tied for 13th, going out in the 6th round on “hedonism.”
Belser competed in 195 rounds over the past two years at the school, district and county levels without missing a word.
In all, 48 spellers from middle schools and junior highs throughout Will County competed.
Students from Homer Junior High, Summit Hill Junior High and St. Joseph School in Manhattan finished in the top three.
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