For an hour, the question of who would win the
first District 27 spelling bee was a tossup.
Forty-one of the district's best spellers vied
for the championship, with eighth-grader Michelle Miller winning by
spelling the words "tapestry" and "concede." Cameron Halpin got stumped
on a word a lot of us would have: "libretto." Cameron is a sixth-grader,
and we look forward to watching him and all the other great spellers
vie for the crown at next year's bee.
Pictures by Mike Fak