Regional Spelling Bee Sends Winners to Compete in the County Bee

Congratulations to Catherine Hurst and Simone Tan, winners of the Regional Spelling Bee held at Lafayette Elementary School on February 22. Hurst is a 5th grade student at Washington Elementary, and Tan is in 6th grade at Cutten Elementary. Elke Pantoja-Garcia, a 6th grade student at South Bay Elementary, is the alternate.

The Elementary Division competition included 24 students in 4th – 6th grades from Alice Birney, Cutten, Freshwater, Garfield, Grant, Lafayette, Alder Grove, South Bay, Washington, Winship and Zane. Michael Davies-Hughes, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for Eureka City Schools, acted as Spell Master.

Hurst and Tan will move forward to compete in the Humboldt County Spelling Bee March 12 at the Humboldt County Office of Education, where the County winners will prevail and move on to the State competition.