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The next spelling bee will take place Saturday, March 12, 2016. The top two Elementary competitors and the top two Junior High competitors will move on to the state finals. All public school districts are invited to send their students to the county wide championship.
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2016 Spelling Bee

Informational "Save the Date" Flyer

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Canyon Middle School - Room D-11
19600 Cull Canyon Road, Castro Valley, CA
  • The top two Elementary competitors and the top two Junior High competitors will move on to the state finals.
  • All public school districts are invited to send their students to the county wide championship.
  • Please note that only the designated district coordinator may register students; forms sent by members of the general public (or by teachers not approved by the district coordinator) will not be processed.
  • Forms and payment are both due (usually) two weeks before the competition date.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Spelling Bee
Registration Form and Rules - Elementary
Registration Form and Rules - Junior High

Please mail all entry forms, purchase orders, and checks to:

Alameda County Office of Education
Attn: Trish Anderson, Spelling Bee
313 W. Winton Avenue
Hayward, CA 94544-1136

Please make credit card payments online at https://alamedacountyspellingbee2016.eventbrite.com

Purchase Orders (along with entry forms) may be e-mailed or faxed to:

lmanderson@acoe.org
Fax (510) 670-3254

If you have any questions, please contact Trish Anderson at (510) 670-4254.

Sonoma COE 2007 Elementary Word List (provided as an example)
Sonoma COE 2007 Jr. High Word List (provided as an example)

Media Release Form - EnglishSpanish


2015 Alameda County Spelling Bee Results

Elementary (Grades 4-6) Winners

On March 14, 2015, 35 students from 29 schools across 9 Alameda County districts competed in the Ninth Annual Alameda County Elementary Spelling Bee. The top two will advance to the state competition, and will represent Alameda County at the California State Elementary Spelling Bee Championship.

  • 1st Place - Anisha Rao, 4th Grade, Kolb Elementary School, Dublin USD
  • 2nd Place - Samantha Lawver, 6th Grade, Canyon Middle School, Castro Valley USD
  • 3rd Place - Owen Jung, 5th Grade, Chabot Elementary School, Oakland USD
  • 4th Place - Abinayaa Murugupandiyan, 5th Grade, Ardenwood Elementary School, Fremont USD

Junior High (Grades 7-9) Winners

On March 14, 2015, 14 students from 10 schools across 6 Alameda County school districts competed in the Eighth Annual Alameda County Junior High Spelling Bee. The top two will advance to the state competition, and will represent Alameda County at the Junior High State Spelling Bee Championship.

  • 1st Place -Sarah Herz, 8th Grade, Hillcrest School, Oakland USD
  • 2nd Place - Pragadeeshwar Dakshinamurthi, 8th Grade, Fallon Middle School, Dublin USD
  • 3rd Place - Alexander Low, 7th Grade, Canyon Middle School, Castro Valley USD
  • 4th Place - Rafe Wharton, 7th Grade, Wells Middle School, Dublin USD
Congratulations to all of our winners!

You can read the official press release here.

Results from Previous Years