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Field of 20 set for spelling bee

Bryanna Sontag of Genoa-Kinston Middle School looks to pronouncer Jeff Smith during the 2017 DeKalb County Spelling Bee.
Bryanna Sontag of Genoa-Kinston Middle School looks to pronouncer Jeff Smith during the 2017 DeKalb County Spelling Bee.

Twenty DeKalb County middle school students have advanced to the DeKalb County Spelling Bee presented by the Daily Chronicle and Scripps.

The bee will be held March 10 at
9:30 a.m. in the Theatre at Kishwaukee College, 21193 Malta Road, Malta.

The participating students and their schools are: Bryanna Sonntag and Alyssa Mostek, Genoa-Kingston Middle School; Josephine Wilson and Rachel Diaz, Indian Creek Middle School; Nicholas Rotstein and Kyler Hankins, Hiawatha Junior High School; Susana Martin and Miranda Zhang, Sycamore Middle School; Kaylee Zhou and Taylor Hennessee, Huntley Middle School; Corbin Hicks and Sydney Razo-Ewan, Hinckley-Big Rock Middle School; Cerelia Lesko and Ashley Tindall, Sandwich Middle School; Madeline Short and Evelyn Hentschel, Somonauk Middle School; Magnus Keswani and Nicholas Kijowski, St. Mary School in Sycamore; Levi Thompson and Lillian Schatteman, St. Mary School in DeKalb.

The winner of this competition will be flown to Washington, D.C., with their parents to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, being held from May 29 to 31.

For more information on the event, call the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education at 815-217-0460.

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