Devon Nerstad is runner-up in
Southeast Minnesota Spelling Bee
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 5:03 AM
Twelve spellers (six from each Regional Spelling Bee) competed in the Final Spelling Bee on Feb. 26 at the Southeast Service Cooperative in Rochester.
Devon Nerstad of Spring Grove (far left) was runner-up in the Southeast Minnesota Spelling Bee. Also shown are champion Christine Farnberg of Rochester and second runner-up Marisa Alvarado of Kasson-Mantorville.
Fifty-six students from 37 districts throughout southeast Minnesota participated in the two Regional Spelling Bees on Feb. 12.
Devon Nerstad, an eighth-grade student from Spring Grove Public Schools, was the first runner-up. He received a trophy and a Valerie's Spelling Bee Supplement Booklet.
Christine Farnberg, a sixth-grader from Rochester Catholic Schools was declared the champion after spelling the word INNOCUOUS.
Farnberg advances to the 86th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee from May 28 to June 1 in Washington, DC.
Marisa Alvarado, an eighth-grade student from Kasson-Mantorville, was the second runner-up.