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Vermillion 8th-grade student wins South Dakota spelling bee

VERMILLION (AP) -- An eighth-grader from Vermillion Middle School has won the South Dakota spelling bee, advancing to a national competition in May. Logan Gregg was the top oral speller among 14 students from around the state who competed at the ...

VERMILLION (AP) - An eighth-grader from Vermillion Middle School has won the South Dakota spelling bee, advancing to a national competition in May.

Logan Gregg was the top oral speller among 14 students from around the state who competed at the University of South Dakota.

Gregg won the event by spelling "mechanistic."

Ryan Presler, a fifth-grader from Brandon Valley Intermediate school, finished in second place.

Sierra Oesterling, a fifth-grader from South Dakota Christian Home Educators in Custer, placed third.

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