Spelling Bee

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Bee Advisor

Santa Cruz County
Spelling Bee Championship
Saturday, January 25, 2020
12:00pm – 3:30pm

Online registration is now closed.
Spelling Bee 2020 Flier

Spelling Bee Rules and Regulations
Spelling Bee Advisor Info

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education coordinates the Elementary (grades 4-6) and Junior High (grades 7-9) County Spelling Bee Competition. Students first participate in school spelling bees, and then advance to the county-level event. The countywide competition is open to two students from every private/public school in Santa Cruz County in grades 4-6 and grades 7-9 who have been certified as school champions by their school coordinator.

The Spelling Bee Advisor will register two participants along with an adult proctor from their site for the event.

All participants will receive certificates of participation and the top three spellers in each grade level division will receive a trophy. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

The top two spellers from each division, grades 4-6 and 7-9 will represent Santa Cruz County at the respective California State Spelling Championship

Spelling Bee Winners for 2020

Elementary school winners, left to right: Sage Kelly, First, New Brighton Middle School; Vikram Sathish, Second, Scotts Valley Middle School; Nga Ho, Third, Linscott Charter School


2020 Spelling Bee Junior High Winners
Junior High School winners, left to right: Evan Doane, First, Monte VIsta Christian School; Ella Webb, Second, Scotts Valley Middle School; Grace Jones, Third, Gateway School

County’s Top Spellers Advance to State

Congratulations to all winners and participants!

2019 Spelling Bee Winners

UCSC Abuzz with County’s Top Spellers

Scotts Valley Owen Mercer Clears Third Round of Spelling Bee, published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 28, 2019.

2018 Spelling Bee

2017 Spelling Bee

2016 Spelling Bee