NWSC Spelling Bee Winners for 2022
Tanner Johnson, Justin Timm, Ruby Osweiler and Tristan Sundquist 2022 NWSC Spelling Bee winners advance to Regionals.
Northwest Service Cooperative of Thief River Falls, sponsored the Regional Spelling Bee which was held on Tuesday, February 8th at The Legacy Event Center in Thief River Falls. Advancing from local and district competitions, 29 winning spellers from 23 schools in Region 1 & 2 participated in the Regional Bee. All spellers participated in a written round in the morning with the top 16 spellers advancing to an oral round in the afternoon.
The top four spellers advancing to the Multi-Regional State Spelling Bee on February 22, 2022 at Lakes Country Service Cooperative in Fergus Falls include: Tristan Sundquist, Crookston SD#593, Grade 8; Ruby Osweiler, Roseau SD#682, Grade 8; Tanner Johnson, Bemidji SD#31, Grade 8; Justin Timm, Marshall County Central SD#441, Grade 8.
The champion speller of the Multi-Regional State Spelling Bee will compete in the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.
Additional district winning spellers competing in the Regional Spelling Bee included: Conor Reinhardt, Ada Borup West SD# 2910 Grade 6; Evienna Stodgell, Bemidji SD#31, Grade 7; Hannah Borgen, Bemidji SD#31, Grade 5; Jack Borgen, Bemidji SD#31, Grade 8; Maximus Katsoulis, Blackduck SD#32, Grade 7; Aubrey McCoy, Clearbrook/Gonvick SD#2311, Grade 8; Kayden Hodny, Goodridge SD#561, Grade 8; Zairyn Wimpfheimer, Greenbush/Middle River SD#2683, Grade 8; Emma Sundberg, Grygla SD#447, Grade 6; Halle Holen, Lake of the Woods SD#390, Grade 8; Brooklyn Wilson, Lancaster SD#356, Grade 8; Bella Tibbetts, Mahnomen SD#432, Grade 6; Elsie Forbes, Park Rapids SD#309, Grade 5; Jordan Harding, Park Rapids SD#309, Grade 6; Addisyn Jensen, Red Lake County Central SD#2906, Grade 5 Delaynna Mortvedt, Roseau SD#682, Grade 5; Koby Kaiser, Sacred Heart School, Grade 6; Hayden Seitz, St. Philip's School, Grade 7; Kyle Kramer, S.Kooch/Rainy River SD#363 (Indus), Grade 8; Ava Weisenberger, Stephen/Argyle Central SD#2856, Grade 7; Erica Stenson, Thief River Falls SD#564 Grade 8; Gavin Demers, Thief River Falls, Grade 5; Gracie Boen, Tri-County SD#2358, Grade 8; Austin Deschene, Warren/Alvarado/Oslo SD#2176, Grade 6; Ella Subbert, Win-E-Mac SD#2609, Grade 6.
The Multi-Region State Spelling Bee will include Regional Spelling Bee winners from the following Service Cooperative regions: Region 1 & 2 - Northwest Service Cooperative, Thief River Falls; Region 3 - Northeast Service Cooperative, Mt. Iron; Region 4 - Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls; Region 5 - Resource Training & Solutions, St. Cloud; and Regions 6 and 8 - Southwest/West Central Service Cooperatives, Marshall.
The Spelling Bee is a series of competitions for students in grades 5-8 beginning at the classroom level and progressing on to district, region, state and national levels. Benefits for students include improved spelling, increased vocabulary, learning concepts, developing correct English usage, developing poise in public performance and community recognition for participation.