Top Nevis spellers go 19 rounds

Grace Mc Namee won first place in the Nevis Spelling Bee with Isaac Bessler coming in a close second. Lorie Skarpness/Enterprise.

Monday's Spelling Bee at Nevis School took over an hour and 19 rounds to determine who was the top speller in grades 5-8. Seventh grader Grace McNamee walked away with the first place trophy and seventh grader Isaac Bessler with second place after a double elimination championship round. McNamee will represent Nevis School at the Northwest Regional Spelling Bee in Thief River Falls on Feb. 5.

Contestants in the Nevis Spelling Bee were Freddy Arellano, Carolyn Geimer, Lauryn Eischens, Ella DeWitt, Ramsey Fisher, Ava Forbes, Cassandra Bolster, Noah Olson and Annabelle Bolster and (front, from left) AnjLee Tostenson, Nevaeh Hollingsworth, Grace McNamee, Isaac Bessler, Bennett Bessler, Dawson Cowfer and James Moen.

Lorie Skarpness has lived in the Park Rapids area since 1997 and has been writing for the Park Rapids Enterprise since 2017. She enjoys writing features about the people and wildlife who call the north woods home.
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