2018 Spelling Bee
2018 Spelling Bee
Mary Ellen Garrahy
Thursday, March 29, 2018

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.

84 students participated in the Elementary Bee and 28 participated in the Jr. High Bee.  This year's winners who will advance to the California State Spelling Bee were:


Elementary 1st Place - Ginny Hurley, Central MIddle School

Elementary Runner Up - Mimi Vo, Oakdale Heights

Jr High 1st Place -  Ryan Daughtery, Bidwell Jr.

Jr High Runner Up - Carelin Kue, Nelson Avenue

Elementary Spelling Bee

Elementary participants waiting


Central Middle School student on stage

Oakdale Heights student ready to begin

Central Middle and Oakdale Heights Champion and runner up receiving trophies

elementary spelling bee partiicpants


Jr. High Spelling Bee

Bidwell Jr High and Nelson Ave Middle school students receiving their trophies

Jr High students ready to begin

Jr High students at work during Spelling Bee

Jr High students waiting for Spelling Bee to begin

Judges explaining rules

Rotary club after helping with Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee trophies