|OUSD press release-Thursday, February 20, 2020|
Oakland, CA — Some excited OUSD students are getting ready for the next phase of their competition in their chosen craft, spelling. Six young people from across the District took first, second and third place honors in different divisions at the 2020 OUSD Spelling Bee on February 6.
In the elementary school division, the third place winner was Emi Parker from Peralta Elementary School, in second place was Chloie Saeturn from Fruitvale Elementary School, and the first place winner was Diana Cardenas from Sequoia Elementary School.
|These are the 2020 OUSD Elementary School Spelling Bee Winners: (L-R with District leaders) 3rd place: Emi Parker from Peralta Elementary School, 2nd place: Chloie Saeturn from Fruitvale Elementary School, and 1st place: Diana Cardenas from Sequoia Elementary School.|
|In the middle school division, the third place winner was Santiago Preciado from Urban Promise Academy, finishing in second place was Nikhil Vijay from Hillcrest K-8 School and the first place winner was Vincy Ho from Edna Brewer Middle School, who came in first place last year in the elementary school division.|
|These are the 2020 OUSD Middle School Spelling Bee Winners: (L-R with District leaders) 3rd place: Santiago Preciado from Urban Promise Academy, 2nd place: Nikhil Vijay from Hillcrest K-8 School and, 1st place: Vincy Ho from Edna Brewer Middle School.|
|All six of these students will be going on to compete in the Alameda County Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 7 at the San Leandro Arts Education Center. The top two winners from across the county in each division will go on to the State Spelling Bee Championships in May.|
OUSD wishes the best of luck to all of these outstanding spellers in their future competition.
|###About the Oakland Unified School DistrictIn California’s most diverse city, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is dedicated to creating a learning environment where “Every Student Thrives!” More than half of our students speak a non-English language at home. And each of our 83 schools is staffed with talented individuals uniting around a common set of values: Students First, Equity, Excellence, Integrity, Cultural Responsiveness and Joy. We are committed to preparing all students for college, career and community success. |
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