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May 28, 2008 2:08:03 PM PDT
Some anxious students, including 10 from the Chicago area, are waiting to hear if they'll compete in the national spelling bee in Washington, D.C.Only 100 of the 288 spellers will make it into the quarterfinals of the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. The quarterfinalists will be selected based on their performances in a preliminary oral round, which will be held Thursday, and written test taken earlier.

The semi finals begin at 10 a.m. on Friday. ESPN will carry the event.

The final airs on ABC7 Friday at 7 p.m.

Ten students are from the Chicagoland area

  • Adrian Saputra Gunawan of Chicago is a 12-year-old sixth grader at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. His sponsor is the Chicago Spelling Bee Collaborative.
  • Anne-Marie Hagnell Kommers of Lake Bluff is a 12-year-old sixth grader at School of St. Mary. Her sponsor is the Lake County Journals, Elgin.
  • Priyanka Damarla of Huntley is a 13-year-old eighth grader at Marlowe Middle School. Her sponsor is the Northwest Herald, Elgin.
  • Megan O'Brien of Freeport is a 12-year-old seventh grader at Freeport Junior High School. Her sponsor is the Journal-Standard, Freeport.
  • Connor Ray Flexman of Sleepy Hollow is a 14-year-old eighth grader at Elgin Academy. His sponsor is the Kane County Chronicle, Geneva.
  • Ajay Chatrath of Bourbonnais is a 14-year-old eighth grader at Grace Baptist Academy. His sponsor is the Daily Journal, Kankakee.
  • Rose Sloan of River Forest is a 13-year-old eighth grader at Roosevelt Middle School. Her sponsor is Commonwealth Edison, Chicago.
  • Emily R. Temple-Wood of Downers Grove is a 14-year-old eighth grader at the Avery Coonley School. Her sponsor is Commonwealth Edison.

INDIANA

  • Brittany A. Belkiewitz of LaPorte is a 14-year-old eighth grader at Kesling Middle School. Her sponsor is the Herald-Argus, LaPorte.
  • Keertan R. Kini of Schererville is a 14-year-old eighth grader at Kahler Middle School. His sponsor


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