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Fifth Annual Inland Valley Regional Spelling Bee

On March 24th, the Friends of the Diamond Bar Library conducted their 5th Annual Inland Valley Regional Spelling Bee at Mt. San Antonio College.The Inland Valley Regional Spelling Bee program is open to schools in select cities within Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. The final local bee is modeled after the national finals. School champions advance to the preliminaries which consist of two rounds: a 40-word written test and an oral spelling round. After the preliminaries, the 31 highest scoring spellers advanced to the finals, a traditional oral spelldown. During the first year of the IVRSB, 34 schools participated in the Inland Valley Regional Spelling Bee. This year, school participation tripled to 101 schools. The IVRSB committee attributes the increased participation to visiting or contacting every school district office within their sponsorship area, where they aggressively marketed the Spelling Bee program to district level officials. Thirteen-year-old Justin Chuang, a 7th grader at Chaparral Middle School in Diamond Bar will represent the Friends of the Diamond Bar Library at the national finals in May.

From l-r: DB Councilman Ron Everett, 2nd place, William Widjaja, Champion, Justin Chuang, 3rd place, Jordin Wang and IVRSB Director, Sherm Griffone.