Troy spelling bee champs named

The 2018 Troy Spelling Bee winners are (from left) third-place winner Ivan Chen, sixth grade; second-place winner Angela Conde, seventh grade; and first-place winner Emmanuel Zamoras, seventh grade.[]

This year’s Troy Community School District 30-C Scripps Spelling Bee champions have been announced. First place went to seventh-grader Emmanuel Zamoras, second place went to seventh-grader Angela Conde, and third place went to sixth-grader Ivan Chen.

The students are from Troy Middle School and William B. Orenic Intermediate School.

The competition went more than 20 rounds before the first-place winner triumphed. Zamoras will continue to the Will County Spelling Bee, which will be held on March 7 at Lockport East High School.

Judges for the bee were Troy Superintendent Todd Koehl and Director of Curriculum and Assessments Kristin Johnson. Sponsors of the spelling bee are Troy teachers Shari Pagel and Sheryl Kubistal, and the pronouncer was teacher Emily Semplinski.