NWSC Spelling Bee Winners for 2024

Photo Spelling Bee winners 2024
  • Delaynna Mortvedt, Roseau SD, second runner-up; Easton Gilbertson, Fosston SD, first runner-up; and Jaden Go, EGF Sacred Heart, champion and winner of the 2024 NWSC Regional Spelling Bee.

  • A New Spelling Bee Champion Emerged at the NWSC Regional Spelling Bee

    Jaden Go, a student at East Grand Forks Sacred Heart School, won the championship trophy at the Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Northwest Service Cooperative of Thief River Falls on Wednesday, February 7th at Northland College in Thief River Falls.  The champion of the NWSC region will advance to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D. C. in May. This is new this year, whereas in the past, the top four from our region have participated in a multi-regional spelling bee in Fergus Falls where the winner advanced to the National Spelling Bee.

    First runner-up was Easton Gilbertson of Fosston.  Second runner-up was Delaynna Mortvedt of Roseau.  It took 26 rounds to pick a winner as Jaden and Easton went head-to-head for several rounds before Jaden was victorious. Jaden and Delaynna both participated in the NWSC Regional Spelling last year with Jaden advancing to the Multi-regional Spelling Bee.

    Additional district winning spellers competing in the Regional Spelling Bee included: Elias Koste, Ada-Borup SD#2854; Charles Peterson, Badger SD#676; Solomon Benson, Bemidji SD#31; Lilith Bakken-Johnson, Bemidji SD#31; Lael Sanford, Bemidji SD#31; Emery Olson, Bemidji SD#31;  Jace Knott, Blackduck SD#32; Abbi Fairbanks, Clearbrook/Gonvick SD 2311; Kyla Smith, Climax-Shelly SD#592, Elijah Hensrud, Crookston SD#593; Easton Gilbertson, Fosston SD#601; Bryson Fiedler, Goodridge SD#561, Ayomi Balmes, G/MR SD#2683;  Aria Saurdiff, Grygla SD#447; Koston Nordin, Lancaster SD#356;  Griffen Fish, LOW SD#390; Dominic Lafriniere, Mahnomen SD#432; Sofi Wawrzyniak, MCC SD#441; Elsie Christensen, NCE SD#2215; Julian Albrecht, Park Rapids SD#309; Georgia Knutson, Park Rapids SD#309; Olvia Vettleson, RLCC SD#2906; Delaynna Mortvedt, Roseau SD#682; Avril Huener, Roseau SD#682; Kylie Monroe, SAC SD#2856; Jaden Go, Sacred Heart School;  Jack Martin, St. Philip's School; Sam Barth, Thief River Falls SD#564; Maizey Ziegler, Thief River Falls SD#564; Noah Kraulik, Tri-County SD#2358; Bryton Jadeke, W/A/O SD#2176; Megan McGlynn, Win-E-Mac SD#2609

    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.

Last Modified on February 9, 2024