By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD — On Thursday, Jan. 26, the Marshfield School District held its annual spelling bee at Washington Elementary School.
Finalists Dominic Willcome, Carly Winder, Tara Bhat, Yamini Balaji, Madeus Gerstenlauer, and Franklin Brodhagen then represented the School District of Marshfield at the Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) 5 Regional Spelling Bee held Feb. 7 at Washington Elementary in Wisconsin Rapids.
Willcome, Bhat, Brodhagen, and Balaji all finished in the top five at regionals. Bhat took first, and Willcome came in second.
The Regional Spelling Bee is one of four that is sponsored by CESA 5. One winner from each Regional Bee will participate in the Badger State Spelling Bee in March. The top three winners of the state bee will advance to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.