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March 18, 2014 > Fremont student advances to State Spelling Bee

Fremont student advances to State Spelling Bee

Submitted By Patrick Gannon

I-M-B-R-O-G-L-I-O. With those nine letters, 6th grader Christina Yu of Gomes Elementary (Fremont Unified School District) ranked supreme at the Alameda County Elementary Spelling Bee. Christina was among eight students honored at the Alameda County Elementary and Junior High Spelling Bees hosted by the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) on March 8.

Nearly 50 students competed in the Alameda County Elementary and Junior High Spelling Bee, vying for the top two spots in each division, and the opportunity to move on to the State Spelling Bee.

At the Elementary Spelling Bee level, the top two placements were local students:
1st place: Christina Yu, 6th grade, Gomes Elementary School (Fremont USD)
2nd place: Isabella Siu, 6th grade, Canyon Middle School (Castro Valley USD)

Christina and Isabella will represent Alameda County at the State Elementary Spelling Bee on Saturday, April 26 at the San Joaquin County Office of Education in Stockton.

In the Junior High Spelling Bee, two students tied for first place: Karah Pedregosa, 8th Grade, Fallon Middle School (Dublin USD) and Meenakshi Singhal, 8th Grade, Mendenhall Middle School (Livermore Valley Joint USD). They will represent Alameda County at the State Junior High Spelling Bee on Saturday, May 3 at Miller Creek Middle School in San Rafael.

For more information, contact ACOE Education Services at (510) 670-4254.

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