Seventh-grader James Geiger (right) spelled his way to the top in the St. Croix Central School District spelling bee Friday, Feb. 14. The administrator of the bee, eighth-grade teacher Jonalee Buckel, was in awe of the kids’ spelling skills this year.His fifth-grade sister Jazi Geiger (left) put up quite the fight to the end. Four students from each grade (4-8) participated. James will move on to the regional spelling bee in Woodville on Feb. 19. (Photo by Sarah Young)
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004.