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.
The Spelling Bee Advisor will register two participants along with an adult proctor from their site for the event.
All participants will receive certificates of participation and the top three spellers in each grade level division will receive a trophy. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.
The top two spellers from each division, grades 4-6 and 7-9 will represent Santa Cruz County at the respective California State Spelling Championship
4 – 6 State Championship:
Saturday, May 13, 2017 | Coordinated by the San Joaquin County Office of Education
2016 Elementary State Spelling Championship website
7 - 9 State Championship:
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | Coordinated by the Marin County Office of Education
2016 Junior High State Spelling Championship website
Spelling Bee Winners for 2017
Elementary winners, left to right: Judah Kim, 1st Place Winner; Tristan Torres, 2nd Place Winner; Zane Escoto, 3rd Place Winner
1st Place Junior Winner
2nd Place Junior Winner
3rd Place Junior Winner
2017 Spelling Bee
Ocean Grove Charter Student Judah Kim Aces Spelling Bee, published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel on February 4, 2017.
2016 Spelling Bee