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NSCD middle school students took part in a spelling bee preliminary round on January 14 during class meetings. The goal of the event was to have a fun and lively competition. 

One winner from each of the nine classes then went on to compete in the next round on Friday, January 21. Marlow Swift ’28 successfully spelled the winning word “grackle” and will advance to the next level, representing NSCD at the  North Cook ISC Scripps Spelling Bee on March 9.

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Take 10 Play Festival

North Shore Country Day’s annual 10-minute play festival “Take 10” returned to the stage on April 13. For the first time in three years, students performed their original plays in front of a live audience with performances in the NSCD Auditorium.

All seven plays were written, produced and directed by students in the upper school directing class. Some were based on personal experience, observations and media events, while others stemmed from pure creativity. Once the scripts were finalized, the student directors held auditions, cast the roles and ran their own rehearsals.

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