Annual Lenon Wisdom Memorial Spelling Bee

About the Spelling Bee


Worth Township’s Annual Spelling Bee is open to all public, parochial, private schools, and home schooled children within Worth Township from the 5th and 6th grade (Junior Division) and the 7th and 8th grade (Senior Division). The spelling bee is held in the month of April. Students must be sponsored by their school to compete in the Township-wide spelling bee.


41st Annual Lenon Wisdom Memorial Spelling Bee


Worth Township Supervisor John O’Sullivan is pleased to announce the winners of the 41st Annual Lenon Wisdom Memorial Spelling Bee.  The competition was held on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Worth Township located in Alsip, Illinois.  Participants were divided into the Junior Division consisting of 5th and 6th graders and the Senior Division consisting of 7th and 8th graders.  The spellers were from schools throughout the Township.

Senior Division Winners

1st Place:       Patrick Driscoll, Grade 8 – Southwest Chicago Christian

2nd Place:       Helen Joyce, Grade 7 – Central Middle School                    

3rd Place:       Maura Hanley, Grade 8 – St. Catherine

Senior Winners
Holding their trophies in the first row (left to right) are:  2nd Place,  Helen Joyce; 1st Place,  Patrick Driscoll; and 3rd Place, Maura Hanley
Pictured in the back row: Assessor Shaun Murphy, State Senator Bill Cunningham, Trustee Rich Lewandowski, Trustee Eamon McMahon, State Representative Fran Hurley, Trustee Kelly Kelly


Junior Division Winners

1st Place:       Victoria Nielson, Grade 6 – Incarnation School

2nd Place:       Scott Westbrook, Grade 5 – Southwest School                    

3rd Place:       Serren Alassaf, Grade 5 – Ridge Lawn School           

Junior Winners
Holding their trophies in the first row (left to right) are:  2nd Place, Scott Westbrook; 1st Place, Victoria Nielsen; and 3rd Place, Sereen Alassaf. 
Pictured in the back row:  State Senator Bill Cunningham, Trustee Kelly Kelly, Trustee Rich Lewandowski, Trustee Eamon McMahon, Assessor Shaun Murphy, State Representative Fran Hurley.