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Carl Branch of Alexandria was the runner-up in the Region Spelling Bee. He advanced to the Multi-Region Spelling Bee to be held in Fergus Falls on March 8.

Branch takes 2nd in Regional Spelling Bee

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Carl Branch, an 8th grader at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria, earned second place in the Region Spelling Bee held Tuesday, February 22. Students from 26 schools participated in the event.

By the end of the seventh round, five spellers remained. Those five matched spelling prowess until round 16 when Niles Hagen, an 8th grader from Osakis, became the champion when he correctly spelled "guilder" and "apos-trophe."

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