|Rep. Andersson is pictured with |
1st Place Winner Bill Clanton,
2nd Place Winner Fred Kimmel, and
3rd Place Winner Jim Weirman
This fall, Rep. Andersson held senior spelling bee competitions at four senior communities throughout the 65th District. The top 3 winners from each of the four residences, representing The Carillon in St. Charles, The Holmstad in Batavia, Sun City Del Webb in Huntley, and Edgewater Del Webb in South Elgin, were invited to participate in the final competition.
Rep. Andersson was excited to see the large turnout of guests ready to cheer on the eager competitors.
“I have enjoyed hosting these events throughout my district to bring so many in our community together in a common interest,” said Andersson. “I am always impressed with their spelling, and how many rounds of words we go through for each competition. Tonight was no exception, and to see the excitement and comradery among the contestants in all the residences was inspiring.”
The lists compiled for the bee included beginner, intermediate, and advanced words. The final word spelled correctly by the winner, Bill Clanton from Sun City, was loquacious. The top three finishers from the finale were given gift certificates and a special prize from Rep. Andersson for their efforts.
Andersson is looking forward to hosting another round of spelling bees next year. Special Thanks to Advocate Sherman Hospital for their support in holding this fun senior event!