Students in 4th through 8th grade competed in the Thirty-third Annual Spelling Bee of Burbank School District 111. The district finals were held on January 20th at Liberty Junior High School. A sixth grade student of McCord School won the honor of being the 2016 District 111 Spelling Champion. After many spelling and vocabulary rounds a sixth grade student of Tobin School was named the runner-up. The winning word for the spelling bee was “oubliette.” The district champion from McCord school will represent District 111 at the South Cook ISC Bee, as assigned by the South Cook ISC on Thursday, February 4th at Central Middle School in Tinley Park, Illinois. Three students from the South Cook ISC Final will advance to the 2016 ComEd Regional ISC Spelling Bee, which will be held the evening of February 17, 2016. One student advances to the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in May.