Updated: March 28, 2013 6:06AM
Lake County’s annual spelling bee sectionals began Monday night with 127 students from public and private schools participating in three spelling bees.
Co-sponsored by Jelly Belly Candy Co. and the Lake County Regional Office of Education, four finalists from each sectional will then compete in the Lake County Final Spelling Bee at College of Lake County on March 20.
One final winner will win a trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., to compete May 26 through June 1.
All expenses for the seven-day trip will be paid cooperatively by the sponsoring organizations.
Monday’s sectional was held at Millburn Elementary School, 18550 Millburn Road, Wadsworth; tonight’s is at South Park School, 1421 Hackberry Road, Deerfield; and Thursday’s is at Forrestal Elementary School, 2833 E. Washington St., Great Lakes; and .