• Join the Countywide Spelling Bee This Sunday

    Salinas, Calif. –
    Sunday March 4, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
    Hartnell College, Western Stage Theater, 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901

    Turn off your autocorrect, pull out the dictionary, and prepare for an intense afternoon of spelling this Sunday! The Countywide Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Monterey County Office of Education and community partners, will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Hartnell College.

    Sixty-one students – all winners of spelling bees at their individual schools – are scheduled to compete. These students, the best middle school spellers in the county, will gather for an afternoon of competitive spelling, attempting to spell their way to the grand prize of a trip to National Harbor, Maryland, to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 27 – June 1, 2018.

    The National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational promotion, and is administered on a not-for-profit basis by the E.W. Scripps Company and local spelling bee sponsors in the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Department of Defense Schools in Europe; also, the Bahamas, Canada, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan and South Korea. The purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English language usage that will help them all their lives.

    Sunday’s Countywide Spelling Bee is admission-free and the public is invited to attend. Free parking is available on the Hartnell campus.

    Participating spellers are:

    Krystal Acosta, 6th grader at El Gabilan Elementary School
    Mary Alvarez, 6th grader at Loma Vista Elementary School
    Colton Amaral, 8th grader at Palma School
    Katherine Amaro, 6th grader at Frank Ledesma Elementary School
    Marilyn Amaro, 7th grader at North Monterey County Middle School
    Aria Asmuth, 7th grader at Dual Language Academy of the Monterey Peninsula
    Hannah Barrera, 6th grader of Jack Franscioni Elementary School
    Alyssa Bathke, 7th grader at Gavilan View Middle School
    James Beck, 8th grader at Anthem Christian School
    Brandon Beltran, 6th grader at Prunedale Elementary School
    Diego Calderon, 6th grader at Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary School
    Audrey Cardoso, 6th grader at Jesse G. Sanchez Elementary School
    Anna Chassion, 8th grader at Buena Vista Middle School
    Melissa Chaverrine, 6th grader at Cesar Chavez Elementary School
    Abraham Chavez, 6th grader at Natividad Elementary School
    Ricardo Chavez Corona, 6th grader at Echo Valley Elementary School
    Steven Chen, 6th grader at Henry Kammann Elementary School
    Daniel Cheng, 8th grader at Pacific Grove Middle School
    Casey Cortez, 8th grader at Carmel Middle School
    Dominic Criscitiello, 8th grader at York School
    Nicole Dickman, 7th grader at Madonna del Sasso School
    Michael Edwards, 7th grader at San Benancio Middle School
    Denisse Emeterio, 8th grader at Harden Middle School
    Maria Flores, 6th grader at Frank Paul Elementary School
    Alondra Gallegos, 6th grader at Sherwood Elementary School
    Lucia Garcia, 7th grader at Chalone Peaks Middle School
    Mauricio Garcia Davalos, 6th grader at Castroville Elementary
    Valeria Garcia Lopez, 6th grader at Boronda Meadows Elementary School
    Yaretzy Godinez-Ortiz, 6th grader at Laurel Wood Elementary School
    Claire Gonzales, 6th grader at Monterey Park Elementary School
    Edson Gonzales, 6th grader at Alisal Community School
    Dylan Gowdy, 6th grader at All Saints’ Episcopal Day School
    Paul Hamrick, 8th grader at Lambert Hamrick Homeschool
    Lexiss Herrera, 6th grader at Elkhorn Elementary School
    Loretta Ibarra, 8th grader at San Ardo School
    Jose Juarez, 6th grader at Roosevelt Elementary School
    Taylor King, 6th grader at San Lucas School
    Jake Larson, 8th grader at Junipero Serra School
    Nico Lewis, 7th grader at Monterey County Home Charter School
    Samuel Low, 7th grader at Washington Middle School
    Kayla Marin, 8th grader at La Paz Middle School
    Julian Mendoza, 6th grader at Mission Park Elementary School
    Consuelo Merino, 6th grader at San Vincente Elementary School
    Aryan Nahal, 8th grader at Bolsa Knolls Middle School
    Kimberly Navarro, 6th grader at Bardin Elementary School
    Gracie Nelson, 8th grader at San Antonio Elementary School
    Katie Noble, 6th grader at Santa Catalina Middle School
    Edgar Plancarte, 7th grader at El Sausal Middle School
    Joaquin Ramirez, 6th grader at Rose Ferrero Elementary School
    Kiana Michelle Randolph, 6th grader at Lincoln Elementary School
    Nancy Rodriguez, 6th grader at Gabilan Elementary School
    Shane Rollin, 6th grader at Vista Verde Middle School
    Aundrea Romero, 6th grader at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy
    Luis Ruiz, 6th grader at Seaside Middle School
    Megan Sacyat, 8th grader at Main Street Middle School
    Samantha Santos, 6th grader at Monte Bella Elementary School
    Sierra Short, 8th grader at Lagunita School
    Rubina Shrestha, 8th grader at San Carlos School
    Maxim (Max) Stefanioutine, 6th grader at Los Arboles Middle School
    Gabino Valladares, 6th grader at Creekside Elementary School
    Geovanni Velazquez-Reyes, 6th grader at John E. Steinbeck Elementary School

    posted to Cedar Street Times on February 27, 2018

    Topics: Front PG News

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