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20 elementary spellers advance to county bee

02/06/2015 - Over the past two weeks, the Sonoma County Office of Education has held four regional spelling bees for grade 4-6 students. The 175 students participating in these events are the county’s top spellers, having already won spelling competitions at their respective schools. The regional bees determine which students advance to the county spelling championship.

Twenty students, five from each region, earned the honor of advancing. They will compete in the 2015 Sonoma County Elementary Spelling Competition at 4:00pm on March 16 at the Sonoma County Office of Education.

The five winners of each regional spelling bee are listed below in order of their standing. Full results from the regional spelling bees with lists of all students participating are available at scoe.org/spelling.

Central Regional Elementary Spelling Bee Winners   Northern Regional Elementary Spelling Bee Winners

Central Regional
1—Varnika Kailash, grade 6, Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School
2—Leyla Craven, grade 6, Proctor Terrace School
3—Jordan Dillman, grade 5, St. Luke Lutheran School
4—Andy Gao, grade 5, Sonoma Country Day School
5—Simren Nagra, grade 6, Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School

Northern Regional
1—Fiona Sweet, grade 6, Strawberry School
2—Saki Burns, grade 6, Windsor Middle School
3—Lucca Sebastiani, grade 5, The Presentation School
4—Oliver Quick, grade 5, Geyserville Elementary School
5—Sophia Parker, grade 5, Washington School

Southern Regional Elementary Spelling Bee Winners   Western Regional Elementary Spelling Bee Winners

Southern Regional
1—Andrew Prasetya, grade 4, Meadow School
2—Griffin Earl-Ettinger, grade 6, Sixth Grade Academy
3—Risa Tinsley-Green, grade 5, Mary Collins at Cherry Valley School
4—Sam Basich, grade 5, Corona Creek School
5—Sophia Bauer, grade 6, Dunham Charter School

Western Regional
1 (tie)—Nina Suslov, grade 5, Orchard View Charter School
1 (tie)—Nikole Fiden, grade 6, Salmon Creek: A Charter School
3—Sarah Blackner, grade 6, Monte Rio School
4—Victoria Chanelle, grade 6, Guerneville School
5—Zane Muhaydik, grade 6, Willowside Middle Charter School