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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

Elementary spelling bee participants facing forward

Ginny Hurley from Central Middle onstage

Elementary spellers receiving their trophies

elementary student on stage ready

students waiting for spelling bee to begin

JR. HIGH SPELLING BEE

jr. high students receiving spelling bee trophies

Competitors waiting at tables for written Spelling Bee

Competitors attentively writing their words down on paper

Competitors wait at tables as judges go over their answers.

spelling bee trophies

Judges preparing to begin

Rotary Club at Spelling Bee