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Franklin 4th Grader Wins District 64 Spelling Bee

Franklin 4th Grader Wins District 64 Spelling Bee

A new champion was crowned this week at the District 64 Spelling Bee. Congratulations to Victoria Antyufeeva, a 4th-grader at Franklin, for taking home the win! It was only fitting that Victoria won in the 13th round of the 13th annual D64 Spelling Bee. The first-place medal was secured after Victoria successfully spelled “installation.” 

Here are the top three from the District Spelling Bee:
1st place: Victoria Antyufeeva (Gr 4, Franklin)
2nd place (TIE): John Hayashi (Gr 6, Emerson) and Micah Cronin (Gr 4, Field)

These three did a fantastic job, as did the 21 spellers who advanced from the school-level spelling bees. In total, 151 students across the District in grades 3-8 participated in their school’s contests.

Next up? Victoria will go on to represent D64 at the North-Cook ISC Regional Spelling Bee on March 15th. This round is held at Lincoln Hall Middle School in Lincolnwood. We’ll be cheering Victoria on as the spelling odyssey continues!

It takes a lot of help to make this such a successful event. Shirlee Pater, Brittney Keehn, and Lori Lopez served as judges for the District Spelling Bee, while Meghan Keefer was the pronouncer. 

A sincere thank you to our school coordinators as well:

  • Carpenter - Colleen Miller and Katie King
  • Emerson - Annamarie Donato
  • Field - Brittney Keehn
  • Franklin - Shirlee Pater
  • Lincoln - Liz Cichy and Christine Wandell
  • Roosevelt - Lauren McTague and Jenny Coffin
  • Washington - Brittney Joyce and Georganna Jaffe
  • District Spelling Bee - Meghan Keefer


PHOTO: District 64 Spelling Bee top 3 finishers (left to right): Micah Cronin (2nd place - Field 4th grader), Victoria Antyufeeva (1st place - Franklin 4th grader), John Hayashi (2nd place - Emerson 6th grader). 


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