The top winners of the spell-off all were Trinity Christian School students, with Luke Acosta placing third, Tim Acosta placing second, and Allison Dolezal named the overall ACSI first-place champion.
These students now are eligible to attend the regional spelling bee March 16 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. The top five winners of that bee will attend the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May in Washington, D.C..
(Above, back row from left: Laci Smith (Shorewood), Luke Acosta (Shorewood), Tim Acosta (Shorewood), William Hayward (Plainfield), Alex McHugh (Plainfield), Allison Dolezal (Joliet)
Middle row: Kaye Galang (Crest Hill), Landon Hawkins (Plainfield), Mason Spiess (Joliet), Graham Musto (Plainfield), Bradley Overpeck (Shorewood)
Front row: Raquel Wojack (Plainfield), Ashley Pilon (Minooka), Ava Cole (Plainfield), Alaina Dolezal (Joliet), Kendall Thomas (Shorewood)).