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2022 Results and Gallery

Butte County Office of Education coordinated the county elementary Spelling Bees for grades 4-6 students and the county junior high competition for students in grades 7-9.
53 students participated in the Elementary Bee and 16 participated in the Jr. High Bee. The 2022 winners who will advance to the California State Spelling Bee are:
  • Elementary 1st Place - Ethan Matsumoto, Little Chico Creek Elementary
  • Elementary Runner Up - Julie Plummer, Parkview Elementary
  • Jr High 1st Place - Jack Peppas, Bidwell Junior High
  • Jr High Runner Up - Carsten Balint, Core Butte Charter
Jr. High Spelling Bee Winning Contestants; Jack Peppas, Carsten Balint along with Superintendent Mary Sukuma and Spelling Bee Spellmaster Mike Ramsey
Spelling Bee 2022 Elementary School Winners; Ethan Matsumoto, Julie Plummer