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5 Minn students competing in national spelling bee


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five Minnesota students are competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland.

They are 14-year-old Alyssa Everson from Duluth, 14-year-old Anja Beth Swoap (AHN-ya SWOPE) from Edina, 12-year-old Antony Joseph from Fairmont, 14-year-old Radhika Lakshmi Edpuganti (RAH'-dhee-kah LAHK'-shmee EED'-eh-POO-gahn-tee) from La Crescent and 13-year-old Connor Gunsbury from Brainerd.

They are among 275 students competing from around the world.

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