District Spelling Bee Results

On January 25th, Sartell area students found themselves spelling words like “conundrum”, “rutabaga”, and “labyrinth” in the District 748 Spelling Bee.  6th grader Alyssa Franzmeier placed first by spelling the most words correctly.  2nd place was awarded to 6th grader Nick Hill and 3rd place went to 6th grader Gopi Ramanathan.  These students will represent Sartell-St. Stephen schools at the Regional Spelling Bee March 2nd at St. John’s University in Collegeville.

Sam Locke, 7th grade, came in 4th place and will serve as an alternate at the regional bee.  Twenty students in grades 5 – 8 participated in the district competition.  To advance to that level, students participated in spelling bees in their classrooms and then in their grade levels.  Five students from each grade advanced to the district competition along with two students from St. Francis Xavier.  Earning the opportunity to participate in the district competition was a huge accomplishment in itself. 

A special thank you to Mastoni’s Pizza – Sartell who donated gift certificates for free cookie dough  to each participant, Coborns for donating alphabet pasta for each participant and to  Traut Wells for donating water for refreshments.

Congratulations to all District 748 Spelling Bee participants!