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Educational Services Division
Santa Cruz County Spelling Bee
The Santa Cruz County Office of Education coordinates the Elementary (grades 4-6) and Junior High (grades 7-9) County Spelling Bee Competition. Students first participate in school spelling bees, and then advance to the county-level event. The countywide competition is open to two students from every private/public school in Santa Cruz County in grades 4 – 6 and grades 7-9 who have been certified as school champions by their school coordinator.
Spelling Bee Winners for 2017
Santa Cruz Spelling Bee Champions are State Finalists!
Santa Cruz County is doubly proud of its two county-wide spelling champions for the Elementary Division. Both Judah Kim, of Ocean Grove Charter School and Tristan Torres of Rio Del Mar Elementary were among the seven finalist at the state spelling bee held in Stockon, CA on Saturday, May 13, 2017. As finalists, they both received trophies and a Kindle Fire, courtesy of Teachers College of San Joaquin. Our congratulations to both of these stellar spellers!
Ocean Grove Charter Student Judah Kim Aces Spelling Bee, published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel on February 4, 2017.