2016 Spelling Bee Awards

Presenting Awards: Dr. Tim Fulenwider, Director, Instructional Support Services, Board of Education Member, Pam Baugher, and Board of Education Member, Lillian Tafoya

January 12, 2016

Region I

First Place
Aydan Olaez
Owens Intermediate School

Second Place
Franco Morata
Cato Middle School

Third Place
Sarah Simpson
Nichols Elementary School

Fourth Place
Christy-Sue Lopez
Chavez Elementary School


January 14, 2016

Region II

First Place
Joshua Vibal
Stiern Middle School

Second Place
Katherine Banez
Harding Elementary School

Third Place
Samuel Landa
Downtown School

Fourth Place
Jaime DeAnda
Pauly Elementary School


These students will represent the District at the Kern County Spelling Bee
organized by the Kern County Retired Teachers Association on
March 7, 2016, at 6:00 P.M. in the Bakersfield City School District Education Center Auditorium.

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