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Lake City youth advances in spelling competition

Eighth-grader Alex Howard of Lake City advanced to the southeastern Minnesota final spelling bee. Two regional spelling bees were held on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Wood Lake Meeting Center in Rochester. Seventy‐five students from 36 districts competed. The top 12 spellers — six from each spelling bee — now advance to the final spelling bee 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Wood Lake Meeting Center, 210 Wood Lake Drive S.E., Rochester.

The grand champion will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 26‐June 1.