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Eagle Ridge spelling champ takes 4th at regionals

Eagle Ridge Middle School 8th grader Jessie Vogler, who won the school’s spelling bee last fall, finished in a tie for fourth place out of 42 spellers at the South Central Regional Spelling Bee in Mankato recently.

Eagle Ridge teacher and spelling bee coordinator Shelley Hermes called the regional competition fun, challenging and exciting.

“Jessie represented Eagle Ridge and District 191 in an exemplary way,” Hermes said.

Eagle Ridge student is new district spelling champ

Yana Khetiya practiced an hour a day for a couple of weeks to prepare for the 33rd annual Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Spelling Bee on Dec. 5.

It paid off! The Eagle Ridge Middle School eighth grader emerged as the champion from among the 28 best spellers from around the district and took home the big trophy. The event went about 15 rounds with “competition" as the winning word.  

District 191 spelling bee will be Dec. 5

The best spellers in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will participate in the 33rd annual district spelling championship bee at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, in the Mraz Center for the Performing Arts at Burnsville High School, 600 E. Highway 13.

Students in grades five through eight competed in their school spelling bees this fall to determine who would move on to the district bee.

William Byrne Spelling Bee

William Byrne STEM Elementary held its annual spelling bee on November 6th, 2015. Eighteen students from the fifth and sixth grades competed in this year's bee. The co-champions, moving on to the district wide spelling bee on December 14th at the Burnsville High School Mraz Center, are Keira O'Connor and Ellie Scheldberg. Congratulations to all our bee participants!

Three District 191 students head to regional spelling bee

Aradhana Menon, an eighth grader at Nicollet Junior High in Burnsville, along with seventh grader Chance Persons of Metcalf Junior High in Burnsville, and sixth grader Joshua Holden of Marion W. Savage Elementary in Savage, have all qualified to compete in the 2015 Minnesota Seven County Metro Area Regional Spelling Bee, which will take place on March 21 at  Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

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