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Perham middle schoolers compete in annual Spelling Bee

Sixth grader Peter Carrlson finished in first place and will compete at the Regional Spelling Bee on Feb. 8 at the Lakes Area Service Cooperative in Fergus Falls.

The Prairie Wind Middle School Spelling Bee Champion, Peter Carrlson, smiles and shows off his award.
The Prairie Wind Middle School Spelling Bee Champion, Peter Carrlson, smiles and shows off his award.
(Contributed / Prairie Wind Middle School / Perham Focus)

Prairie Wind Middle School in Perham held its annual Spelling Bee on Jan. 21.

In order to qualify for the event, students had to take a 20-word written test in their Language Arts classes. Then, the top three spellers from each grade competed in the Bee.

Spelling Bee Winners
The top three competitors of the 2022 Prairie Wind Middle School Spelling Bee — Liliana Hesse (left), Peter Carrlson (center) and Ewan Brandvold (right) — show their awards.
(Contributed / Prairie Wind Middle School / Perham Focus)

Sixth grader Peter Carrlson finished in first place, while seventh grader Ewan Brandvold came in second. Eighth grader Liliana Hesse finished in third.

The Spelling Bee consisted of another 20-point, 20-word written round and a 10-word, 20-point oral round. The scores from each round were added together to come up with the winners.

Carrlson will go on and compete at the Regional Spelling Bee on Feb. 8 at the Lakes Area Service Cooperative in Fergus Falls.

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Spelling Bee Participants
Prairie Wind Middle School Spelling Bee participants competed on Jan. 21.
(Contributed / Prairie Wind Middle School / Perham Focus)

The overall qualifiers were Quinn Hanson (fifth grade), Elizabeth Tuper (fifth grade), Peter Carrlson (sixth grade), Sophie Guck (sixth grade), Eden Veralrud (sixth grade), Shelby Johnson (seventh grade), Yitao Jin (seventh grade), Ewan Brandvold (seventh grade), Maddie Lohse (eighth grade), Liliana Hesse (eighth grade) and Jericho "JJ" Nelson (eighth grade).

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