A four-peater — Rebekah Zeigler reigns in Illinois

It was a record-setting performance for seventh-grader Rebekah Zeigler — her fourth spelling championship at the Lee-Ogle-Whiteside Regional Spelling Bee, sponsored by Sauk Valley Media, in Dixon, Illinois. The Aplington Middle School student had tough competition including her younger brother, Gabe, who finished third. She won with "vamplate."

Photo credit: Michael Krabbenhoeft, Sauk Valley Media