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Annual county spelling bee set for Saturday

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

MALTA – More than 20 students will compete in the annual spelling bee Saturday sponsored by the Daily Chronicle and the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education.

The spelling bee for students in third through eighth grade will begin at 10 a.m. at Kishwaukee College, Theatre B211, 21193 Malta Road, Malta.

The winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to National Harbor, Md., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May. The trip is provided by the Daily Chronicle.

Other prizes include Webster’s Third New International Dictionary courtesy of Merriam-Webster, the Samuel Louis Sugarman Award Certificate donated by Jay Sugarman and a one-year membership to Britannica Online Premium donated by Encyclopedia Britannica.

The runner-up will receive a certificate for a Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition, donated by Merriam-Webster.

For information, call the regional superintendent of schools office at 815-217-0460 or the Daily Chronicle at 815-756-4841, ext. 2217.

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