UPDATE: Cass County spelling bee moved to Feb. 25
In Clay County, Moorhead Area Public Schools no longer participates in the county's spelling bee, said district spokeswoman Brenda Richman.
UPDATE: The Cass County Spelling Bee has been moved to Friday, Feb. 25. It will still run from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the El Zagal Shrine, 1429 3rd St. N. in Fargo.
ORIGINAL STORY: FARGO — Cass County is preparing to hold its annual spelling bee on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the El Zagal Shrine.
The event will begin at 12:30 p.m and run until 3:30 p.m.
Seven schools from across the county will participate in the spelling bee. Participating schools are allowed to send up to five students from grades 3-8, and each county can select two students to compete later at the state spelling bee.
All participating students must be fully enrolled with Scripps for national competition and the North Dakota Association of County Superintendents for state competition prior to the deadline. If a county winner or runner-up is unable to attend, an alternate will be selected.
The state spelling bee is largely funded through grants and sponsors. This year, the North Dakota Masons and the North Dakota Masonic Foundation are the primary sponsors of the program.
The El Zagal Shrine Fargo is located at 1429 Third St. N. For further information, contact Brandy Madrigga in the Cass County Finance Office at 701 241-5600.