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2021 Regional Spelling Bee
During the week of February first through the fifth, 25 students participated in the virtual Regional Spelling Bee. Congratulations to these students who won at their local level spelling bee. This year was a little different, since an in person event could not be held. SWWC used an online testing platform created by the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The top four place winners have advanced to the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee, which will be held on February 16.

Red Rock Central's winner, 5th grader Kyleigh Groebner, did not make the top cut, but performed well in the unfamiliar online Spelling Bee format.  We are very proud of her performance and are looking forward to next year's Spelling Bee.
Kyleigh Groebner
The students did an amazing job with the challenging words that were provided on the online spelling test platform. The winner from the Multi-Region State Bee will then go on to the National Spelling Bee which will be held June 1-3, 2021.

The place winners moving on to the Multi-Region State Bee are:
1st place: Cole Remiger – 8th grade – Lakeview Public School
2nd place: Emma Guennigsmann – 8th grade – G-SL Lincoln Jr High
3rd place: Alexander Reum – 8th grade – Worthington Middle School
4th Place: Brooke Gillingham – 7th grade – Marshall Middle School
5th Place Alternate: Levi Christoffels – 8th grade – Southwest MN Christian

Schools in the eighteen county service areas were invited to participate in this academic enrichment activity sponsored by the SWWC Service Cooperative. The Multi-Region State Spelling Bee is sponsored by the following Minnesota Service Cooperatives: Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Northeast Service Cooperative, Northwest Service Cooperative, Resource Training & Solutions and the SWWC Service Cooperative.

Sponsors for student enrichment programs are provided by the SWWC Service Cooperative include Title Sponsors: Southwest Minnesota Workforce Council (for Career Expo), The Schwan Food Company (for Culinary Skills Challenge) and Southwest Minnesota Arts Council (for Young Artists). Program Sponsors include Great River Energy, Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative, Inc., Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Southwest Minnesota State University and SWWC Service Cooperative. Supporters include Hadley Lions Club.