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Matthew Bittmann (left) and Jack Wieberdink (right) competed in the Regional Spelling Bee on February 21 in Fergus Falls. Bittmann finished in 3rd place and will advance to the state spelling bee on March 1. Contributed photo.

Bittmann advances to state spelling bee

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Matthew Bittmann, an 8th grader at Discovery Middle School (DMS) in Alexandria, and Jack Wieberdink, DMS 7th grader, represented School District 206 in the Regional Spelling Bee held February 21 in Fergus Falls.  

Twenty-seven students participated in the bee. Both DMS students were in the top nine students to make it into round four, and Bittmann was one of only three students to advance to round seven.

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