Lenon Wisdom was on the Board of Commissioners of the Worth Township Youth Commission. He had a strong commitment to the youth and the educational programs provided by the Youth Commission. So, through Mr. Wisdom’s commitment to youth and education, the Worth Township Spelling Bee was created fourty two years ago. Since then, hundreds of children have competed in this event from every part of the Worth Township reminding us how important it is for our children to accomplish and strive for excellence in education. Every year many parents, grandparents, teachers and principals come to watch the competition unfold and we are proud to welcome all of you.
Even though Mr. Wisdom is no longer with us, the Worth Township continues his dream and our commitment to education through the Lenon Wisdom Memorial Spelling Bee.
43rd Annual Lenon Wisdom Memorial Spelling Bee
The competition this year is officially cancelled for this year due to the governors orders.
1st Place: Leo Chavez – St. Gerald
2nd Place: Karen Szwajlik – St Gerald
3rd Place: Alan Treto – St. Linus School
Holding their trophies in the first row (left to right) are: 2nd Place Winner: Karen Szwajlik – St Gerald, 1st Place Winner: Leo Chavez – St. Gerald, 3rd Place Winner: Alan Treto – St. Linus School
Pictured in back row: Illinois State Representative Kelly Burke, Illinois State Representative Fran Hurley, Worth Township Trustee Kelly Sexton–Kelly, Illinois State Senator Bill Cunningham, Worth Township Trustee Eamon McMahon, Worth Township Supervisor John O’Sullivan
1st Place: Josip Paraga – St. Gerald
2nd Place: Imani Brown – Southwest Chicago Christian
3rd Place: Isaiah Jones – Southwest Chicago Christian