Butte County Spelling Bee Champions Determined
Butte County Spelling Bee Champions Determined
Mary Ellen Garrahy
Friday, April 05, 2019

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.

76 students participated in the Elementary Bee and 34 participated in the Jr. High Bee.  The 2019 winners who will advance to the California State Spelling Bee are:

Elementary 1st Place - Matthew Yang, Poplar Elementary School

Elementary Runner Up - Jack Peppas, Shasta Elementary School

Jr High 1st Place -  Cora Lawrence, Manzanita Elementary School

Jr High Runner Up - Salma Alfaqueeh, Sycamore Middle School


Back Left to Right:  Mike Ramsey (Spellmaster) and Mary (Superintendent of Butte County Schools),

Front Left to Right:  Salma Alfaqueeh (2nd Place, Jr High Spelling Bee), Cora Lawrence (1st Place, Jr. High Spelling Bee)

Back left to Right:  Doug Teeter (Judge), Cheri Bunker (Judge), Mary Sakuma (Superintendent of Butte County Schools), Mike Ramsey (Spellmaster)

Front Left to Right: Jack Peppas (2nd Place, Elementary Spelling Bee), Matthew Yang (1st Place Elementary Spelling Bee)

Elementary Spelling Bee 2019

Jr. High Spelling Bee 2019