The Regional Spelling Bee was held on Thursday, February 23, 2017.
Winner: Rebekah Zeigler, 6th Grader from Aplington Middle School
2nd Place: Lydia Cermak, 8th Grader from David L. Rahn Jr. High School
3rd Place: Miles Gordon, 5th Grader from Forreston Grade School
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