Oakdale Junior High students Jessica Birchall and Cooper Herrington represented Oakdale Joint Unified School District well during the 2017-2018 Junior High Spelling Championship hosted earlier this month.
Seventh grader Jessica was named among a Gold Medal recipient, while eighth grader Cooper came home with a Silver Medal.
Retired educator Harry Bakker served as the Spelling Master and 23 volunteers served as proctors.
The OJHS students were among 40 students competing from 23 schools in the event. Competition was hosted Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Martin G. Petersen Event Center in Modesto.