Lee-Ogle-Whiteside Spelling Bee set for Feb. 20 in Dixon


DIXON — The Lee-Ogle-Whiteside Regional Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. at Dixon High School. Sponsors are Sauk Valley Media, The First National Bank in Amboy, and Lee-Ogle-Whiteside Regional Office of Education.

Thirty-eight Lee-Ogle-Whiteside elementary and middle school students in grades fifth through eighth will compete for the regional championship. The winner receives an all-expense paid trip to National Harbor, Maryland to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the end of May.

Prizes include Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Amazon.com gift cards, 2019 United States Mint Proof Set, Encyclopedia Britannica online subscription, medals, and pins.