Seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students competed Thursday to send two of Colusa County’s top junior high school spellers to the State Junior High Spelling Championship, on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Michaela Garcia, an eighth grade student at Egling Middle School took first place in the Colusa County Junior High School Spelling Contest on March 14, 2013, and Edgar Calderon, an eighth grade student at Williams Junior High School was runner-up. Both students will now advance to the State competition.
Colusa County Superintendent of Schools, Kay Spurgeon, was the Spelling Master for the written contest. The event, which included ten competitors and 30 words, finally ended after Michaela correctly spelled “phenomenon.”
Superintendent Spurgeon congratulated the winners and praised all participants for their commitment to high scholastic achievement. She also recognized the parents’ in attendance for their support and encouragement.
The public is invited to the State junior high spelling event at Miller Creek School, in San Rafael, California. For further information, contact Tina Maxwell at 458-0350, ext. 10354, or firstname.lastname@example.org. ■