- Local News
Emily Braun, an eighth-grade student at Union Middle School, captured the championship title for the second year at The Bee, The Missourian’s regional spelling competition held Saturday at East Central College. Braun edged out Georgie Bray, an eighth-grade student at Immaculate Conception, who was runner-up. Braun competed in all four of The Bee competitions. She represented Clark-Vitt Elementary as a fifth- and sixth-grade student and was a finalist in 2012. Students from 39 schools competed in The Bee after winning their school spelling bees. The Bee 2014 was sponsored by hth companies, inc.