District 300 Student Wins Kane County Spelling Bee and Travels to National Spelling Bee

In partnership with the Dunham Fund and the Kane County ROE, KEEP is proud to be a sponsor of the Kane County Regional Spelling Bee! Pranav Kollu, a District 300 student from Cambridge Lakes Charter School, was crowned champion of the 2018 Kane County Spelling Bee on March 14th.

Sponsored by the Dunham Fund and the Kane Excellence in Education Partnership, Pranav Kollu and his family were flown to Washington D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 27th – June 1st, 2018. Pranav was speller number 183 of the 519 spellers that competed in the National Spelling Bee.

Eight students competed in the 2018 Kane County Spelling Bee for this opportunity to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The eight students that competed were:

  • Nicholas DeLeon, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Aurora
  • Benjamin Fender, Holy Cross Catholic School, Batavia
  • Liza Kadyschuk, Thompson Middle School, St. Charles
  • James Kennedy, St. Patrick Elementary School, St. Charles
  • Pranav Kollu, Cambridge Lakes Charter School, Pingree Grove
  • Shiv Patel, Hampshire Middle School, Hampshire
  • Aaditya Sanghavi, Glenbrook Elementary School, Streamwood
  • Grace Soh, Dundee Middle School, West Dundee

KEEP would like to thank the local sponsors that provided prizes for the students competing in the 2018 Kane County Spelling Bee.