SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE

Dakota Montessori Fourth Grader Takes Home First Place at Cass County Spelling Bee

Chinmay Gopi won first place and Timi Shonrunke won second place meaning they'll both get to compete at the state level

FARGO, N.D. —┬áMore than 40 Cass County students are getting the chance to participate in a spelling bee. The opportunity could land them at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. If practice makes perfect, you could say Chinmay Gopi has got it down to a tee. “There’s German, Italian, Spanish, Old English, Dutch, there’s 14 different languages,” he…

Local Spellers Make It Through 3rd Round Of National Spelling Bee, But Their Journey Ends

8th graders from Fargo and Crookston Did Not Score Enough Points To Make The Finals

Tobi Shorunke-Fargo/Ainsley Boucher-CrookstonWASHINGTON, D.C. — It was smooth sailing through round three of the spelling bee for Ben Franklin 8th grader Tobi Shorunke of Fargo. Shorunke easily spelled the word “deliverable” in round 3 and now moves on to the 4th round. He is the only speller from North Dakota to make this year’s spelling bee. Ainsley Boucher, an 8th…

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…

Fargo Student Wins State Spelling Bee, Headed To Washington, D.C.

Tobi Shorunke Spelled "millibars" for the win

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Fargo eighth-grader will represent North Dakota in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in late May. Tobi Shorunke from Ben Franklin Middle School outlasted dozens of other spellers to win the state bee on Monday in Bismarck. Shorunke correctly spelled “millibars” to win the bee in the 14th round. Categories: Local News, News Landing…

Grand Forks Student Won’t Advance in Scripps National Spelling Bee, Says He’ll Be Back

He says while he didn't make it this time, don't count him out yet. Our Washington, D.C. correspondent, Yarilet Perez reports

WASHINGTON, D.C. —┬áRayne Korsmo of Northwood, who made it through the first two rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, will not be moving on to the next round. Rayne, who is a seventh grader at Greater Grand Forks Home School Association, began spelling with about 300 other students in the competition. He says while he didn’t make it this…