Local students advance to Southeast Minnesota Final Spelling Bee
Two Regional Spelling Bees were held on Tuesday, February 9 at the Wood Lake Meeting Center in Rochester. Seventy-six (76) students participated in the two Regional Spelling Bees. Students from 38 districts throughout southeast Minnesota advanced to compete in the Regional competitions coordinated by the Southeast Service Cooperative.
The top twelve spellers (six from each Spelling Bee) now advance to the Final Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 23, at 9:00 AM at the Wood Lake Meeting Center. The event is anticipated to be done before 12:00 noon. The Grand Champion of the Final will advance to the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. on May 22-27, 2016.
Students advancing to the Southeast Minnesota Final Spelling Bee are:
Regional Spelling Bee at 9:00 AM
1st place Shenali DeSilva, Pacelli Catholic Schools, 8th grade
2nd place Thomas York, Rochester Catholic Schools, 7th grade
3rd place Greta Hillesheim, Bethlehem Academy, 8th grade
4th place Mikayla Bohner, Bethlehem Academy, 8th grade
5th place Jake James, Rushford-Peterson Public Schools, 8th grade
6th place Jayden Ihrke, Plainview-Elgin-Millville Public Schools, 6th grade
Regional Spelling Bee at 1:00 PM
1st place Benjamin Lee, Byron Public Schools, 8th grade
2nd place Zhenya Ratushko, Rochester Public Schools, 6th grade
3rd place Emma Bucknam, Winona Public Schools, 8th grade
4th place Piper Mohring, Northfield Public Schools, 7th grade
5th place Kenny Burke, Red Wing Public Schools, 7th grade
6th place Kinsey Brandt, Red Wing Public Schools, 7th grade
A SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA STUDENT WILL GO TO THE NATIONAL BEE!
There are two (2) Regional Spelling Bees on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 one at 9 AM and another at 1 PM. The top six spellers from each Regional competition will advance to the Southeast Minnesota Final Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.
The champion of our Southeast Minnesota Spelling Bee Final will win an all-expenses-paid trip (including one adult) to compete in the 2015-16 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC held at the end of May 2016.If you have questions or concerns, please contact Katie Hartman (507.281.6667 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org).