The St. Cloud area will be well represented after two local 8th graders advanced in this (Thursday) morning's Regional Spelling Bee. 8th Grader John Byun, from St. Cloud, took first place with the word Ravioli, while 8th grader Morgan Paulson of Sauk Rapids-Rice took 2nd place.
I remember participating in the Spelling Bee when I was in school. I never went farther than the local level, but it was still fun. In all my years, I have never seen a kid ask for the word quite this many times.