SJCOE Hosts State Spelling Bee

Fresno County student wins California State Elementary Spelling Bee third year in a row

About 300 people gathered for the California State Elementary Spelling Bee hosted by San Joaquin County Office of Education for the seventh consecutive year on Saturday, May 13.

Competing for the championship were 57 fourth- through sixth-grade students from 29 counties in California who had been certified as county champions by their county superintendents of schools.After 16 rounds, Ananya Vinay, 12-year-old sixth-grader from Fresno County, was named the 2017 California State Spelling Bee Champion. Her winning word was “dipsomaniac.” (Definition: one affected with an uncontrollable, often periodic, craving for alcoholic liquors.)  This is Ananya’s third state championship. She won the title in both 2015 and 2016.

The top seven finalists (received trophies): 

Alisha Chakravarty, Stanislaus County

Judah Kim, Santa Cruz County

June Musurlian, Los Angeles County

Nikhil Parikh, Merced County

Andrew Prasetya, Sonoma County

Tristan Torres, Santa Cruz County

Sarah Yee, Placer County

 

All students who participated received medals for their participation. The top seven finalists received trophies and Ananya was awarded the championship trophy. 
The 2017 California State Elementary Spelling Bee was sponsored by Teachers College of San Joaquin. All participants received a Kindle Fire inside a Spelling Bee backpack, and Ananya was awarded an iPad. For more information about Teachers College, visit teacherscollegesj.edu. 

All students who participated received medals for their participation. The top seven finalists received trophies and Ananya was awarded the championship trophy. The 2017 California State Elementary Spelling Bee was sponsored by Teachers College of San Joaquin. All participants received a Kindle Fire inside a Spelling Bee backpack, and Ananya was awarded an iPad. For more information about Teachers College, visit teacherscollegesj.edu. 

Please follow this link to the a gallery of photos from the 2017 California State Elementary Spelling Bee.

 

Posted: 5/17/2017