Lexi Barta wins District Spelling Bee

Twenty-four students from grades 5-8 in the New Prague Area School District competed in the annual district spelling bee Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the New Prague High School auditorium.

Students at New Prague Middle School, St. Wenceslaus School and Raven Stream, Eagle View and Falcon Ridge elementary schools took written tests, with 36 students invited to compete in the district bee.

In the end, it came down to two fifth graders, Lexi Barta and Emma Johnson, with Lexi Barta taking the win. She will be eligible to compete in the Regional Spelling Bee in Mankato later this spring.

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