Spelling Bee

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Bee Advisor

Santa Cruz County
Spelling Bee Championship
Saturday, January 25, 2020
12:00pm – 3:30pm

Register online for 2019/20 Spelling Bee.
Spelling Bee 2020 Flier

Spelling Bee Rules and Regulations
Spelling Bee Advisor Info

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

Spelling Bee Winners for 2019

2019 Junior Spelling Bee Winners
Junior Division: Left to right – Laurena Chen (3rd place), Ellen Zhan (2nd place), Owen Mercer (1st place). Ellen Zhan also finished 8th place in the California State Junior High Spelling Bee Championship, and Owen Mercer finished in 9th place!
2019 Elementary Spelling Bee Winners
Elementary Division: Left to right – Abigail Jimmy (3rd place), Jovanah Jimmy (2nd place), Ella Webb (1st place)

UCSC Abuzz with County’s Top Spellers

Scotts Valley Owen Mercer Clears Third Round of Spelling Bee, published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 28, 2019.

2018 Spelling Bee

2017 Spelling Bee

2016 Spelling Bee