• Spelling Bee

    Spelling Bee Photos

    Find the resources you need to help you build your vocabulary and prepare for the Alameda County Spelling Bee!


    How does one qualify for the Alameda County Spelling Bee?

    Students must first take part in their school's and/or district's spelling bee(s) before advancing to the county spelling bee. Please contact your district's spelling bee coordinator for more information.


    Winners of the 2019 Alameda County Spelling Bee

    Elementary Spelling Bee Winners

    Elementary Spelling Bee Winners

    1st Place - Samvrith Bandi, 5th Grade, Mission Valley Elementary, Fremont Unified School District
    2nd Place - Vinci Ho, 5th Grade, Lincoln Elementary, Oakland Unified School District

    Junior High Spelling Bee Winners

    Junior High Spelling Bee Winners

    1st Place - Anisha Rao, 8th Grade, Fallon Middle School, Dublin Unified School District
    2nd Place - Ella Banchieri, 8th Grade, Lincoln Middle School, Alameda Unified School District


    When is the 2019 Alameda County Spelling Bee?

    The Alameda County Office of Education hosted the Alameda County Elementary and Junior High Spelling Bees on March 16, 2019. The two top contestants from each level advance to the state competition: Elementary Spelling Bee Championship on May 11, 2019 and Junior High State Spelling Bee Championship on May 4, 2019.

     


    How may one study for a spelling bee (or simply build one's vocabulary)?

    The Alameda County Office of Education does not have an official study list for our spelling bee. However, here are some ideas for how to build your vocabulary:

    1. Read, read, and read some more. For ideas on what to read, check out our Summer Reading page and the Scripps source books list.

    2. Find a study list.
    3. Use flashcards.
    4. Play vocabulary games.
    5. Check out the word of the day.
    6. Learn word roots.
  • Contact

    Maria Vlahiotis Maria Vlahiotis
    Program Director, Language & Literacy
    (510) 670-4239
    mvlahiotis@acoe.org