Top spellers from area schools will compete in the Stanislaus County Junior High Spelling Championship this month. The Junior High Spelling Championship, for students in seventh and eighth grades, is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education, the event is open to the public and begins promptly at 5:30 p.m.
Schools participating in this year’s Junior High Spelling Championship include: Blaker-Kinser, Cardozo Middle School from Riverbank, Connecting Waters, Creekside, Dutcher, Glick, Hart-Ransom Charter, Hart-Ransom, Hickman, Keyes Charter, La Loma, Mountain View, Oakdale Junior High School, Our Lady of Fatima, Paradise, Prescott, Riverbank Language Academy, Ross, Sacred Heart, Spratling, St. Stanislaus, Turlock, Ustach and Walnut Grove.
The top two spellers in the Junior High Spelling Championship will represent Stanislaus County at the state competition in San Rafael on May 5, 2018. The third place speller will serve as an alternate.