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The Bee Champions
Emily Braun, right, was named the 2013 The Bee champion Saturday, April 20, and Garrick Ogle earned runner-up in The Bee, The Missourian’s regional spelling competition held at East Central College. A total of 36 students competed through 13 rounds for top spelling honors. Braun, a seventh-grader at Union Middle School, is the daughter of Tim and Lisa Braun. Ogle, son of Gary and Kathy Ogle, is a sixth-grade student at Marthasville Elementary. Braun was a medaling finalist in 2012. She won a trophy and $100. Ogle was runner-up in The Bee in 2012 and a medaling finalist in 2011. He won a trophy. The Bee is organized by The Missourian, hosted by East Central College and sponsored by hth Companies, Inc. Missourian Photo.