• About the Alameda County Spelling Bee

    Spelling Bee Photos

    The Alameda County Spelling Bee took place on March 12, 2022 at the Dublin High School Center for the Performing Arts and Education.

    Alameda County Elementary Spelling Bee Champions (Grades 4-6)
    • 1st Place – Shradha Rachamreddy from The Quarry Lane School (won after 5 rounds, with the word “treacly,” which means something that has a sticky, sweet flavor)
    • 2nd Place – Julie Radman from Wells Middle School (Dublin USD)
    • 3rd Place – Isabela Jerosin Raja from Emma C. Smith Elementary School (Livermore Joint Valley USD)
    • 4th Place – Vincent Chau from James Madison Elementary School (San Leandro USD)
    Alameda County Jr. High Spelling Bee Champions (Grades 7-9)
    • 1st Place – Kopal Tare from Fallon Middle School (Dublin USD) (won in Round 4 with the word “exhortation,” which means an earnest attempt at persuasion)
    • 2nd Place – Sheehan Krishna from Joe Michell TK-8 School (Livermore Joint Valley USD)
    • 3rd Place - Nirupama Nair from Fallon Middle School (Dublin USD)
    • 4th Place – Isaac Chilok Yee from Mendenhall Middle School (Livermore Joint Valley USD)
    For a list of all participants, please view our digital Elementary Bee and Jr. High Bee programs!

    The statewide elementary and junior high bee was held on May 14, 2022 in Stockton.

    We are incredibly proud to announce that the 2022 California State Elementary Spelling Bee champion is our own Shradha Rachamreddy, grade six. Winning word: bacciferous. Definition: bearing berries.

    Congratulations to Shradha!

    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. No more than three students may participate from any one school. Please contact your district or site's spelling bee coordinator for more information.

    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. More suggestions, from the state host:
    3. Use flashcards.
    4. Play vocabulary games.
    5. Check out the word of the day.
    6. Learn word roots.
  • Contact Us

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    Rita Pope
    Program Director
    Language & Literacy
    (510) 670-4269