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Area spellers advance to regional bee in Fergus Falls

Two students from area schools will advance to the multi-regional state spelling bee March 8 in Fergus Falls, Minn.

The Region 1 and 2 spelling bee was Feb. 25 at Northland Community & Technical College in Thief River Falls.

Winning spellers who will advance to the multi-regional spelling bee are eighth-grader Hannah Sorenson from Trek North Junior & Senior High School and eighth-grader Noah Brown from Bemidji Middle School.

Sorenson is the first student from TrekNorth to advance to the multi-regional state spelling bee. TrekNorth enrolled in the spelling bee program three years ago under the supervision of Melissa Bartlett.

The winner of the multi-regional state spelling bee will advance to the national spelling bee June 1-2 in Washington, D.C.

The Spelling Bee is a series of competitions for students in grades 5-8 beginning at the classroom level and progressing on to district, region, state and national levels. Spellers begin the competition by participating in a written round and those who advance participate in an oral round.

Other students who competed in the regional spelling bee were Greta Rockstad, Ada-Borup, Paige Jacobson, Max Fugli, Jae-Lah Lymon, Hunter Evans, all of Bemidji; Rachel Spray of Clearbrook-Gonvick; Shelby Erickson of Laporte; Kaleb Gieseke of Mahnomen; Autumn Pendegayosh of Nevis; and Breanna Johnson and Jaylee Sayers, both of Red Lake.