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Lee-Ogle spelling bee set for Feb. 20 at Dixon High

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
(Chris Johnson/Shaw News Service)
With her spot-on spelling of the word propulsion in the sixth round of competition, McAuley Humphrey (far left) won the Oregon Elementary School spelling bee Friday. She will represent her school in the regional bee Feb. 20 at Dixon High School, where a trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., in late May will be on the line.
Spelling bee winner fifth grader McAuley Humphrey.
Eventual spelling bee winner McAuley Humphrey (left) and her friend, Alexalin Moses (another final four speller), share a laugh before the spelling bee Friday afternoon at Oregon Elementary School.
Oregon Elementary School fifth-graders Adam Thorsen (left) and Adam Glendenning smile Friday as they anticipate the start of the annual spelling bee.

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 or call the Lee-Ogle Regional Office of Education, 815-652-2054, for more information.

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