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Glen Ellyn woman takes title at spelling bee

Published: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 9:00 a.m. CDT

GLEN ELLYN – After a series of local spelling bees at retirement communities and senior centers in the Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove and Lombard areas, State Rep. Sandra Pihos (R-Glen Ellyn), hosted the Grand Finale Spelling Bee Oct. 9 at the DuPage County Historical Museum.

After 36 rounds, Margot Zwierlin of Glen Ellyn was named the champion after correctly spelling the word "laryngitis."

Pihos (center, back) stands with Spelling Bee participants (left to right) Pat Kotilinek, Angela Boyle, Margot Zwierlin, Eleanor Olson, Irma Stelter, Marie Chmelik and Jean Ann Axelson.

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