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. The event was sponsored by Paradise Rotary and took place at the Paradise Performing Arts Center. The 2018 Winners eligible to 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
JR. HIGH SPELLING BEE