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Grand Ridge 7th grader wins “Bee”

Posted by wlpo on February 13, 2016

Does the word “ravioli” have 2 “i ‘s”? The answer is “yes”. Shelby Dovin, Grand Ridge 7th grader knew that. That gave her an edge and the championship in the Regional Spelling Bee Saturday in Ottawa.

Jessica Haywood is Administrative Assistant in the Regional Office of Education. Haywood said Dovin receives a plaque, a “Book Mouse” gift certificate and $200 cash. Dovin, daughter of William and Kellie Dovan, will now compete in the grand finals, sponsored by the Peoria Journal Star, on 1pm. March 18th on WEEK TV. Laura Yegge, Seneca 6th grader receives a 2nd plaque, “Book Mouse” gift certificate and a $100 cash prize. She is the daughter of Todd and Darcy Yegge.

Haywood said the event, in Ottawa Township High School auditorium, was well attended.

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