The 2018 NRHEG Spelling Bee will take place Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 a.m. in the NRHEG High School gym in New Richland. Contestants from grades 5-8 will represent their classes with the hope of becoming the spelling champion and moving on to represent NRHEG at the Regional Spelling Bee Feb. 20 in Mankato. The winner of the Regional Spelling Bee advances to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May. Family, friends, and the general public is invited to attend Jan. 24.
• Grade 8: Nathan Vanek, Cora Harpel, Aaliyah Weston, Porter Peterson, Elsa Gushwa, Haley VanWinkle
• Grade 7: Anton Domeier, Eva Wayne, Raquel Fischer, Josie Strom, Sean Beauvais, Mayla Soulisak
• Grade 6: Erin Peterson, Brenna Sommer, Ned Bell, Keira Lenort, Jordis Kruger-Diaz, Payton Bunn
• Grade 5: Carter Martens, Ian Riskedahl, Tayla Sandry, Eden Eads, Rielly Weitzel, Sierra Misgen