The Butte County Office of Education will host Spelling Bees next week with local students participating. The Spelling Bees will be held at the Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Road Paradise, California.

The Elementary Spelling Bee (Grades 4-6) will be held Wednesday, March 28, 2018

8 a.m., until approximately Noon (depending on the spellers)

There are 84 students representing 43 Butte County Schools registered to participate. This is an oral Spelling Bee with two students advancing to the California State Spelling Bee Competition at the San Joaquin County Office of Education on May 12, 2018 in Stockton.

Representing Manzanita Elementary School will be Sarah Terry and Cora Lawrence. Representing Sycamore Middle School will be Ryan Woolery and AlfaQueeh. Representing Wilson Elementary School will be Hazel Ruzic and Luis Murillo.

Junior High Spelling Bee (Grades 7-9) will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018

1 p.m., until approximately 3:30 p.m. (depending on the spellers)

There are 28 students representing 15 Butte County Schools registered to participate. This is a written Spelling Bee with two students advancing to the California State Spelling Bee Competition at Miller Creek School in San Rafael on May 5, 2018.

Representing Manzanita School will be Zen Opal and Evelyn Horton. Representing Sycamore School will be Elijah Parks and Alexi Maldonado.