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St. Philip's Spelling Bee winners

News Bemidji,Minnesota 56619
Bemidji Pioneer
St. Philip's Spelling Bee winners
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Eighth-grader Mariah Graves correctly spelled two successive words to win the 2010 St. Philip's School Spelling Bee.

Sixth-grader Brody Wilander placed second.

Students in grades 5-8 took a written spelling test in January to be eligible to compete in the Spelling Bee. Fifty-eight students competed in the first oral round and 15 advanced to the final competition on Feb. 18.

Mariah will receive a $50 savings bond and a dictionary. Brody received a gift certificate.

Pioneer staff reports