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Twin Bluff student advances to regional spelling bee final

Red Wing seventh-grader Skyler Stone, left, is one of 12 finalists in the Southeast Minnesota Final Spelling Bee. Stone will compete in the final Tuesday, Feb. 27. Submitted photo

Two regional spelling bees were held Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Rochester, with 75 students participating. Students from 35 districts throughout southeastern Minnesota advanced to compete in the regional competitions coordinated by the Southeast Service Cooperative.

Red Wing students Hannah Kosek, Skyler Stone, Alex Howard and Carson Jones competed in the regional spelling bee. Stone, a seventh-grader at Twin Bluff Middle School, advanced to the final.

Twelve finalist spellers will compete in the final spelling bee 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Wood Lake Meeting Center in Rochester. The grand champion will advance to the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 27-June 1, 2018.