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Sacred Heart School student, Jaden Go to compete at the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

Jaden displays his regional championship trophy surrounded by his family
Jaden displays his regional championship trophy surrounded by his family
Northwest Service Cooperative of Thief River Falls, sponsored the Regional Spelling Bee which was held on Wednesday, February 7th at Northland Community & Technical College in Thief River Falls. Advancing from local and district competitions, 32 winning spellers from 26 schools in Regions 1 & 2 participated in the Regional Bee. All spellers participated in a written round in the morning with the top 15 spellers advancing to an oral round in the afternoon. 

The winner of the Regional Spelling Bee was Jaden Go, Grade 7, from Sacred Heart School. He advances to the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. at the end of May. This is the second year that Jaden has represented Sacred Heart School in the Regional Spelling Bee, and last year he was first alternate to the national 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; Ayomi Balmes, G/MR SD#2683; Bryson Fiedler, Goodridge SD#561, 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; Alise Christensen, NCE SD#2215; Jillian Albrecht, Park Rapids SD#309; Georgia Knutson, Park Rapids SD#309; Olivia 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; Samuel 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, 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.