Bryan Middle School Student Wins Regional Spelling Bee

Bryan Middle School Student Wins Regional Spelling Bee

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February 23, 2024

Bryan Middle School Student Wins Regional Spelling Bee
  Will now represent the DuPage County region in the 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland this May.  –

Elmhurst, IL – Ossuary, noun, os·​su·​ary; ˈä-shə-ˌwer-ē - This is the word that Sean Gibbons, eighth grader from Bryan Middle School in Elmhurst School District 205, confidently spelled to become the official winner of the DuPage County Regional Spelling Bee this week. Sean will now move on to represent DuPage County, competing against more than 200 spellers from across the country and around the world. 

"In the sixth round, with words becoming so difficult that even the parents in the audience were clearly perplexed, it was down to the final five,” shared Ryan and Regina Gibbons, proud parents of Sean. “Sean was the fifth to spell his word and did so confidently, following up with another clinching word to win!” 

The DuPage Regional Office of Education has coordinated the regional spelling bee since the 2007-2008 school year. The event featured approximately two dozen local students, ranging from first to eighth grades. Each of these students had won previous spelling bees, earning the right to represent their school and district. 

As the DuPage County Regional Spelling Bee champion, Sean will now represent the DuPage County region in the The 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee. The event will take place the week of Memorial Day 2024 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Visit spellingbee.com beginning May 1, 2024, for the full competition schedule, including broadcast information.

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