Congratulations to Eisenhower Academy fifth-grade student Keia Lingatong, who won the Joliet Public Schools District 86 Elementary School Spelling Bee Contest.
Amber Davis from M.J. Cunningham Elementary and Emrick Jasso from Carl Sandburg Elementary placed second and third at the contest.
Additional elementary school winners included: Adrianna Clark, T.E. Culbertson Elementary; Javion Davis, Farragut Elementary; Felipe Olvera, Forest Park Individual Education School; Izabella Mendez, Thomas Jefferson Elementary: Yazlene Jacobo Sosa, Edna Keith Elementary; Heidi Ferro, A.O. Marshall Elementary; Jazmine Cooks, Pershing Elementary; Evelyn Angulo, Sator Sanchez Elementary; Fatima Flores Benitez, Isaac Singleton Elementary; Byron Gaynor, Taft Elementary; Stephanie Banda, Lynne Thigpen Elementary; and Gabriela Mendoza, Woodland Elementary School.
In addition, the junior high winners were Reynaldo Gonzaelez, Dirksen Junior High; Carlo Ochoa Sanchez, Gompers Junior High; Diego Vazquez, Hufford Junior High; and Erial Hagger, Washington Junior High. These students will compete in the Will County Spelling Bee Contest in the spring.