Zach Haala won the 29th annual Spelling Bee held Friday (Jan. 25) at Sleepy Eye Public School.
Haala was among over 30 students from grades 5-8 vying for the chance to advance to the regional bee held in February at South Central College.
Zach won the bee by spelling the word turbulence correct. Sarah Rossbach was selected as the alternate. Coincidentally, both Zach and Sarah were at the top last year, only Sarah won and Zach was the alternate.
Each grade also had a spelling champion.
Congratulations to each champion!