Junior Library Volunteer Andrew Napora wears the first-place medal he won at the 2009 Suburban Cook Regional Spelling Bee. Andrew will be in Washington D.C. for the Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning May 26. He is pictured with his dad, Mike, who works at the Library's Answer Center.
Andrew is one of 293 spellers from all over the country who will be competing in the preliminary rounds which will be broadcast on ESPN360.com on Wednesday, May 27. The top 50 go into the semifinals on Thursday, May 28. You can find out more about Andrew by viewing his profile
. If you want to know more about the Scripps National Spelling Bee, their web site
tells you everything you might want to know.
Good luck, Andrew!