BCSD Announces 2016 Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Bakersfield City School District Spelling Bee held on January 12 and 14. This year’s winners are:

Region I
1st Place: Aydan Olaez, Owens Intermediate School
2nd Place: Franco Morata, Cato Middle School
3rd Place: Sarah Simpson, Nichols Elementary School
4th Place: Christy-Sue Lopez, Chavez Elementary School

Region II
1st Place: Joshua Vibal, Stiern Middle School
2nd Place: Katherine Banez, Harding Elementary School
3rd Place: Samuel Landa, Downtown School
4th Place: Jaime DeAnda, Pauly Elementary School

The winners will move on to compete at the Kern County Spelling Bee taking place on March 7, 2016 at the BCSD Auditorium. The Kern County Retired Teachers Association will host the event. Special thanks to the school site personnel who worked with all of the contestants as they prepared for this year’s event.



Region I winners with Board Member Pam Baugher and Dr. Timothy Fulenwider, Director of Instructional Support Services.


Region II winners with Lillian Tafoya, Board Member; Pam Bauher, Board Member, and Dr. Timothy Fulenwider, Director of Instructional Support Services.

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