Seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students competed Thursday to send two of Colusa County’s top spellers to the State Junior High Spelling Bee Championship, on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
John Boeger, a seventh grade student at Egling Middle School took first place in the Colusa County Junior High School Spelling Contest on March 13, 2014, and Bailey Morrell, an eighth grade student at Maxwell High School was runner-up. The students, who both have several years of spelling bee experience, 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 twelve competitors and 32 words, finally ended after John correctly spelled “exonerate.”
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 California State Junior High Spelling Championship for grade 7-9 students at Miller Creek School, in San Rafael, California.