LAKE FORESTER: Western Springs, Lake Forest girls advance to Scripps National Spelling Bee finals

Share the Story

The Lake Forester is reporting, “Mira Dedhia, an eighth-grader from McClure Junior High in Western Springs, and Marlene Schaff, a home-schooled girl from Lake Forest, were among 40 contestants to advance as finalists of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

The finals began Thursday morning and continue with live coverage from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on ESPN.

The spelling bee champion will receive more than $40,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to New York to appear on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and a trip to Hollywood to be a guest on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”…”

READ MORE at the Tribune.

Related Articles