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Area youngsters headed for county spelling bee

Published: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

CRYSTAL LAKE – Several area youngsters will square off Wednesday in the 2013 McHenry County Spelling Bee.

The winner of the bee will earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

The county bee will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.

This year’s participants are Scarlett Costello of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Chase Duncan of Nippersink Middle School, Claire Harrison of Harrison Elementary School, Alexander Joseph of Woodstock School District 200, Amy Lian of Heineman Middle School, Thomas O’Brien of Montini Catholic School, Ethan Robertson of St. Mary Catholic School, Lily Stanley of Zion Lutheran School, Natalie Tuzik of St. Margaret Mary Catholic School, Clare Urbanski of Richard Bernotas Middle School, Lucas Urbanski of Immanuel Lutheran School and Dylan Wyss of Prairiewood Elementary School.

A live webcast of the spelling bee will be available at

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