A Q and A with Farmington's spelling champ
Drake Rodriguez is a soft spoken guy. The son of Amy and Eric Rodriguez of Farmington, Drake's an eighth grader at Dodge Middle School. He's also the 2011-12 District 192 Spelling Bee champion.
Rodriguez beat out 20 other middle school students to earn the title of spelling bee champ during the Jan. 19 spelling bee held at Boeckman Middle School. He'll advance to the regional competition, which will be held March 10 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.