SCOE Hosts Spelling Bee

SCOE LogoStanislaus County Office of Education is hosting its annual Elementary Spelling Championship on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 5:00 pm, at Gregori High School in Modesto. Denair Academic Avenues is sending three students, Isabella, Leilani, and alternate Allison Neal. Denair Elementary School is sending Madison Ainslie, Devyn and alternate Berea. Tami Sondeno, fifth grade teacher at Denair Academic Avenues, has been coaching the students by going over word lists and practicing for hours. Word lists are available to participating schools online. The Spelling Master selects 90% of the words used in the competition from the word list, with 10% of the words from an unpublished list. The top two spellers at the event will represent Stanislaus County in the state championship.

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