Forestview Middle School seventh-grader Adam Kleist won the Brainerd School District sixth- through- eighth- grade oral spelling bee Wednesday. It was conducted in the cafetorium at Forestview. Sixteen students competed.
Kleist and six others will advance to compete in the Lakes Bee, the regional spelling bee that is scheduled for March 2. The winner of the Lakes Bee will then head the Scripps National Spelling Bee held in Washington, D.C.