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Field 5th grader wins the District 64 Spelling Bee

Photo of Sarah Kurian, a Field 5th grader, after winning the Spelling Bee

Congrats to Sarah Kurian, a Field 5th grader, on winning the 2024 D64 Spelling Bee Championship! The winning word was " unscathed.” It was a terrific back-and-forth between our contestants for 19 rounds. 

Emerson 7th grader John Hayashi came in second, and Roosevelt 4th grader Evangelene Apostol came in third. The D64 Spelling Bee had the top three spellers from each school. A job well done by all! 

Sarah will now head to the North Cook Regional Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 13. 

In total, there were more than 180 D64 students who participated at their School Bees. 

Meghan Keefer, Shirlee Pater, Stacy Pater, and Kim Kaniecki also did amazing pronouncing the words and judging the competition. Thank you for helping put on this event, and a shoutout to all the building coordinators who made it happen as well! 

  • Colleen Miller & Victoria Lies - Carpenter 
  • Katie Contreras - Emerson
  • Brittney Keehn - Field
  • Shirlee Pater - Franklin
  • Liz Cichy & Christine Wandell - Lincoln
  • Lauren McTague & Jenny Coffin - Roosevelt
  • Brittney Joyce & Georganna Jaffe - Washington
  • Meghan Keefer - District 

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