Mandan News

Local students win at spelling bee

Mary Hintz, an eighth grader at Flasher Public School, and Katie Rebenitsch, a sixth grader at Saint Joseph School, were named the Morton County champions at the Burleigh-Morton County Spelling Bee which took place Saturday, Feb 16, at the Mandan Middle School.

Top Speller awards were also presented to Jackson Data, Highland Acres School sixth grader, Destiny Swagger, Horizon Middle School seventh grader, Vivian Scull, Hebron Public School seventh grader, and Dreyton Rud, New Salem-Almont Public School seventh grader.

The Burleigh champions were Tanner Carlson and Lauren Foley, eighth graders from Horizon Middle School, Bismarck.

The State Spelling Bee will be March 22 at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. The State Bee Champion will advance to the National Spelling Bee held in Washington, D.C., in late May.

The contest is coordinated by the Burleigh-Morton County Superintendent of Schools Office.