Park Christian students compete in annual spelling bee
MOORHEAD — It was a gym packed with excited onlookers at Park Christian School in Moorhead Monday morning, Jan. 30.
The competition wasn't a sporting event. It was the annual spelling bee.
Twenty students from fourth to eighth grade competed — spelling words from banana to lyre to mahogany.
Seventh-grader Sophia Beach took home the title this year, and for her, it meant a little more.
"It feels really great because last year I was super nervous and my nerves overtook me and I spelled the word 'dojo' wrong," she said.
Beach said she was surprised by correctly spelling "poutine," a Canadian dish.
"I was so surprised, I didn't even know what poutine was," she said.