Spelling bee winner

Photo courtesy of city of Dearborn Heights

River Oaks Elementary School student Arsalan Khan (fifth from left) poses with his family along with (from left) Dearborn Heights City councilwoman Marge Horovath, City Beautiful Commission member Lisa Hicks-Clayton, 20th District Court Judge David Turfe and Dearborn Heights City councilwoman Janet Badalow after winning the first of four spelling bee semifinals at John F. Kennedy Public Library June 18. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and the Dearborn Heights Libraries, the spelling bee is part of a summer reading program which runs through August 6. In addition to receiving $50 gift cards to a local bookstore, the four semifinal winners will compete in the final round, scheduled for July 30, in which the winner will receive $150 in gift cards.