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Minnesota final spelling bee


Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in All Education

Two Regional Spelling Bees were held on Tuesday, February 11 at the Southeast Service Cooperative in Rochester, Minn. Seventy-eight (78) 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 12 spellers (six from each Spelling Bee) now advance to the Final Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 25, at 9 a.m. at the Southeast Service Cooperative. The Grand Champion of the final will advance to the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. on May 25-31, 2014.

Students advancing to the Southeast Minnesota Final Spelling Bee are:

Regional Spelling Bee

at 9 a.m.

1st place: Shane DeSilva, Pacelli Catholic Schools, 8th grade

2nd place: Shenali DeSilva, Pacelli Catholic Schools, 6th grade

3rd place: Christine Farnberg, Rochester Catholic Schools, 7th grade

4th place: Miranda Cox, Mabel-Canton Public Schools, 8th grade

5th place: Eleanor Hinchcliff, Austin Public Schools, 7th grade

6th place: Alexandra Lubahn, Grand Meadow Public Schools, 8th grade

Alternate 1: Renee Lechner, Kingsland Public Schools, 7th grade

Alternate 2: Rowan Kraft, Albert Lea Public Schools, 7th grade

Regional Spelling Bee

at 1 p.m.

1st place: Olivia Sailer, Wabasha-Kellogg Public Schools, 8th grade

2nd place: Bejamin Lee Su, Byron Public Schools, 6th grade

3rd place: Spencer Lavelle, Wabasha-Kellogg Public Schools, 8th grade

4th place: Noah Mitchell, Rochester Public Schools, 6th grade

5th place: Hannah Pahs, Northfield Public Schools, 8th grade

6th place: Emily Jacob, Plainview-Elgin-Millville Public Schools, 8th grade

Alternate 1: Mikayla Vande Zande, Fillmore Central Public Schools, 8th grade

Alternate 2: Abi Thomann, Plainview-Elgin-Millville Public Schools, 8th grade

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