Austin 8th Grader Heads To Scripp’s National Spelling Bee
Shane DeSilva, an 8th grader at Austin Pacelli, will represent southeastern Minnesota at the prestigious Scripp's National Spelling Bee in May. He's the first boy to win the regional contest since 2005. Christine Farnberg, a 7th grader from Holy Spirit Catholic School in Rochester, placed third. She competed in the National Bee last year.