Kaitlin Durnen wins district spelling bee

Kaitlin Durnen and Cole Bayer

Kaitlin Durnen and Cole Bayer

Congratulations to Kaitlin Durnen, 7th grader at DeForest Area Middle School, who will participate in the annual regional spelling bee on February 15 in Stoughton.  Kaitlin won the district spelling bee after nine rounds, which advances her to complete with other students in the more challenging regional competition.  Taking second place was 7th grade student Cole Bayer, who will serve as the alternate.  Forty 5th through 8th grade students participated in the district competition held on January 20 at the middle school.

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