PLAINFIELD – On Jan. 29, the students of St. Mary Immaculate Parish School in Plainfield, grades three to eight, assembled for the annual spelling bee.
The winner, seventh-grader Marissa Corsi, outspelled 22 other fourth- through eighth-grade schoolmates, each a previous winner of spelling bees in their language arts classes.
Eighth-grader Aiden Abshire finished in second place. Sixth-grader Jordan Reeves won third place.
St. Mary Immaculate teacher Anne D’Andrea coordinated the school’s 2018 spelling bee. She was assisted by fellow teachers Jaylene Suvar and Joan Hamer. Marissa’s winning word was commendable. It took 13 rounds with 165 words to determine the school champion.
Corsi earned the right to compete March 7 in the Will County Spelling Bee at Lockport East High School.
The champion of the Will County Spelling Bee will qualify to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee from May 31 through June 1 near Washington, D.C.