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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)

Siblings dominate SCC spelling bee

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts and Somerset. 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. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her husband Mike and daughter Carolina.  
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