2011 Spelling Bee
LaCrescent-Hokah 8th Grader is the Southeast Minnesota Spelling Bee Champion
Sixty-two students from 38 districts throughout the Southeast Minnesota region advanced from their respective District Spelling Bees to the Regional Spelling Bees. Twelve spellers (six from each Regional Spelling Bee on February 15, 2011) competed in the Final Spelling Bee on Tuesday, March 1, at 9:00 a.m. at the Southeast Service Cooperative in Rochester.
Radhika Edpuganti, an 8th grade student from LaCrescent-Hokah Public Schools was declared the champion after correctly spelling the word digitalis.
Radhika advances to the 84th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 30-June 3, 2011. She won an all-expenses paid trip (for herself and one adult) to Washington, D.C. (donated by Southeast Service Cooperative and KM Telecom). She also received a first place trophy, Websters Third New International Dictionary (provided by Scripps National Spelling Bee), a $100 Series EE Savings Bond (donated by Jay Sugarman, Chairman and CEO of iStar Financial in honor of his father, Samuel Louis Sugarman) and Valeries Spelling Bee Supplement Booklet.
Shane DeSilva, a 4th grade student from Austin Area Catholic Schools, was the 2nd place winner. Shane received a trophy, a Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition and Valeries Spelling Bee Supplement Booklet. Casey Olson, a 6th grade student from Mabel-Canton Public Schools, was the 3rd place winner. Casey received a trophy along with Valeries Spelling Bee Supplement Booklet.
The Spelling Bee competitions in southeast Minnesota are sponsored and coordinated by the Southeast Service Cooperative and co-sponsored by KM Telecom.Coverage of the 2011 Final Spelling Bee on March 1 aired on KTTC. Click the image to the right to watch the clip about the event held at SSC!
Regional Spelling Bee Results
Held February 15, 2011