Sixth-grader Shenali DeSilva spells "bassoon" during the Pacelli spelling bee Thursday afternoon. -- Matt Petersen
Sixth-grader Shenali DeSilva spells "bassoon" during the Pacelli spelling bee Thursday afternoon. -- Matt Petersen

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Pacelli bee is sibling rivalry

Published 1:54pm Friday, January 24, 2014

It came down to a sibling rivalry.

But again, Shane DeSilva is the Pacelli spelling bee champion. His sister, sixth-grader Shenali DeSilva, took second place. Eighth-grader Sahill Patel took third place.

Both Shane and Shenali are eligible to compete in the next round in Rochester, Minn., on Feb. 11.


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