Top Spellers Compete at County Spelling Championship

Top spellers from area schools competed in the Stanislaus County Junior High Spelling Championship on December 7 & 8, 2021.  The Junior High Spelling Championship, sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education, is for students in grades 7-8. The contestants competed in the Qualifying Round on December 7, 2021, virtually.  The top spellers advanced to the Competition Round, which was held the following night at the Martin G. Petersen Event Center in Modesto. Chris Dempsey, a La Loma Junior High School educator, served as the Spelling Master, and volunteers from each school site served as proctors.

The following 14 Stanislaus County schools participated in the Junior High Spelling Championship: Connecting Waters Charter, Creekside, Hanshaw, Hart-Ransom, Hickman, Oakdale, Our Lady of Fatima, Prescott, Riverbank Language Academy, Ross, Sacred Heart, Spratling, Turlock,and Yolo.

The top two spelling champions in the Junior High Spelling Championship were Vangogh Tran from Turlock Junior High and Deetya Thogarucheeti from Prescott Junior High.  The third-place speller was Sabrina Toor, also from Prescott Junior High. 
Some words the champions spelled correctly were: febrifuge, aeroneurosis, rambunctious, and abeyance.

Gold medal winners:

Name

School

Grade Level

Layla Ayala

Creekside

7

Liliana Barajas

Creekside

8

Thomas Grimes

Our Lady of Fatima

7

Hayla Martinez

Ross

8

Landon McKinley

Oakdale

8

Adilene Murguia

Riverbank Language Academy

7

Genesis Nunez

Yolo

8

Joel Padilla

Hart Ransom

8

Luna Salvador

Turlock

8

Adisenne Woodruff

Ross

8

Matthew Yakligian

Oakdale

7

 

Silver medal winners:

Name

School

Grade Level

Emma Emehiser

Sacred Heart

8

Ethan Enriquez

Connecting Waters

7

James Erikson

Our Lady of Fatima

7

Alexis Garza

Hanshaw

8

Cody Landrum

Hart Ransom

7

Valentin Morales

Spratling

7

Ysceli Plascencia

Riverbank Language Academy

8

Jordan Raudio

Sacred Heart

8

Nevaeh Rodriguez

Hickman

8

Christoff Samson

Yolo

8

Jahlan Sparks

Hanshaw

8

Rick Stites

Hickman

8

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Thursday, December 9, 2021