On Tuesday, January 12, students from multiple schools across the Sauk Rapids-Rice School District competed in the district’s annual spelling bee. The bee was a virtual event, open to participants, their families and teachers.
Caleb Schave and Caroline Czeck, both fifth graders, represented Rice Elementary.
Destin Welker and Riley Anderson, both fifth graders, represented Mississippi Heights Elementary.
Summer Gerads, Audrey Vavra and Griffin Rhodes, all fifth graders, represented Pleasantview Elementary.
Carter Roth, Samuel Moore, Ella Barthel and Taya Barry, all sixth graders, represented Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School.
Sarah Amberson and Hunter Feia, both seventh graders, represented Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School.
Leah Krupa, grade 8, represented Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School.
Four Sauk Rapids-Rice students advanced in the competition and will compete in the Central Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee on February 3 at Resource Training and Solutions in Sartell. The regional bee will also be a virtual event this year.
Congratulations to first place winner, Leah Krupa; second place winner Carter Roth; third place winner Caroline Czeck and fourth place winner Hunter Feia.
Spellers who advance from the Central Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee will go on to compete at the Minnesota Multi-Region State Spelling Bee in Fergus Falls on February 26, and could compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, from June 1–3.