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So, You Think You Can Spell? Catholic Schools Face Off

Posted at: 01/28/2013 9:54 PM
Updated at: 01/29/2013 10:07 AM

How are you when it comes to spelling? 

Kids from 12 Catholic schools from all around the Duluth Diocese took part in a spelling bee Monday.

Just like the upcoming Super Bowl, which pits two brothers against each other, the Division I contest, for grades 5-8, narrowed down participants and ultimately pitted two brothers from Brainerd against each other. 

The winner was Oliver Knudson, grade 6 from St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School.  His older brother, Theodore Knudson, grade 8. was runner-up.

In the younger Division II contest for grades 3 and 4 the winner was Griffin Bahr, grade 4 from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Grand Rapids.  The runner-up was Tatijana Krasaway, grade 4, from Assumption Catholic School in Hibbing. 

WDIO News personalities Renee Passal and Darren Danielson were this year’s spelling bee announcers. 

Other schools participating were:

Duluth Area Catholic Schools (Holy Rosary, St. James, St. John's, St. Michael's Lakeside, and St. Rose in Proctor)