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Area Spelling Bee Winners Announced

Spelling bee winners were announced recently, with Marshall County won by Karla Cruz, a Marysville 7th grader. Devlin Ogg, 4th grade at Frankfort, was runner up, and Xander Hull, an 8th grade student at Frankfort was third.

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Washington County winner was Claire Beikman, and Elijah Meier was runner up. Both are 8th grade students at Linn Lutheran.

In Nemaha County, Ryan Uphaus, a 7th grade student at St. Peter and Paul won first, Alyssa Frye, 7th grade at Nemaha Central was runner up, and Miles Wimberly, 8th grade at Centralia finished third.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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