Fairmont Student To Nat’l Spelling Bee 18 Feb 12

A Fairmont student will be making his 3rd trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee this year after winning the local-area Regional Spelling Bee on Thursday. Fairmont 7th-grader Antony Joseph was named champion of the South Central Bee after correctly spelling the word “Blasé.” His prizes included a plaque, a savings bond, a trip to Washington DC to take part in the national bee at the end of May, and more. Second place in the regional spelling bee went to Alex Quist from the St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran School, and coming in third place was Ashley Watkins from Mountain Lake High School.