(14th Annual Imperial County Spelling Bee)…It was held at the Jimmie Cannon Theater at Southwest High School in El Centro.

The winner, once again, was Nathan Ostermann. For the first time in the history of the event, the Wilson Junior High School 8th grader won the spelling bee for the third year in a row. This year Ostermann out-spelled, 53 participants from around the county. Ostermann won his third title by correctly spelling the word symposium.