Union Middle School seventh-grade student Emily Braun competed against 36 other school spelling bee champions to win The Bee, The Missourian's regional spelling competition held Saturday, April 20. Garrick Ogle, a sixth-grade student at Marthasville Elementary was Runner Up.

Read the full story on this year's Bee, sponsored by hth companies, inc., and hosted by East Central College, in the Wednesday issue of The Missourian.