PORTULACA

North Dakota’s Top Speller Makes It To The Next Round

Tobi Shorunke is an 8th grader at Ben Franklin Middle School in Fargo, Ainsley Boucher of Crookston is one of 8 Minnesotans in the contest

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota’s top speller made it to round two of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. So how did Tobi Shorunke of Fargo do Tuesday afternoon? His word was “portulaca” and he asked for the definition. Any plant of a genus of mainly tropical succulent herbs having usually yellow, pink, red, white or purple ephemeral flowers with four…