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Evanston Man Wins Senior Spelling Bee Honors

Evanston Man Wins Senior Spelling Bee Honors
The Region 13 Regional Spelling Bee hosted by Maine Township went 13 grueling rounds before Bill Peterhansen (front row left), representing Eisenhower Public Library in Norridge, emerged the winner, and Bruce Hirsh (front row right), representing Fleetwood-Jourdian Community Center in Evanston, took second place.  They were among 20 seniors from 11 senior programs who participated in this annual event at Maine Township Town Hall, Park Ridge on Monday, June 3.   Peterhansen took first place by spelling the word “dragomen” which means an interpreter or guide for travelers, especially in countries where Arabic, Turkish, or Persian is spoken. Also at the event (back row from left) were Trustee Walter Kazmierczak, Supervisor Carol A. Teschky and Pronouncer Susan Lempke, Assistant Director of Niles Public Library.



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