DIXON – A all-expense paid trip to Washington will be the top prize for the top speller in Lee and Ogle counties.
The annual Lee-Ogle Regional Spelling Bee will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at Dixon High School, 315 Lincoln Statue Drive.
Twenty-six third- through eighth-graders will compete for the regional championship.
The winner receives an all-expenses-paid trip to National Harbor, Md., just south of Washington, to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the end of May.
Prizes include a Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, a Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, a Kindle Fire, a $100 U.S. savings bond, an Amazon $20 gift certificate, an Encyclopedia Britannica online subscription, and trophies.
Sponsors include the Telegraph, First National Bank of Amboy, and the Lee-Ogle Regional Office of Education.
Go to www.leeogle.org or call the Lee-Ogle Regional Office of Education, 815-652-2054, for more information.