BCSD Hosts Annual District Spelling Bee

January 23, 2019 - The Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) Visual and Performing Arts department (VAPA) hosted the annual Districtwide Spelling Bee.  The competition took place in the auditorium at the Education Center over two nights, on January 15 and 17, and featured 30 students from BCSD schools.

The winners of the District competition will go on to compete in the Kern County Spelling Bee which will take place on Monday, March 4th at 5:30 pm in the BCSD auditorium. 

Congratulations to all participants and winners, and good luck to those advancing to the county competition.


The following is the list of winners:

Region I

1st Place:  Alliza Barrera, Owens Intermediate School

2nd Place:  Katelyn Relucio, Chavez Elementary School

3rd Place:  Jorel Ma, Chipman Junior High School

4th Place:  Leslie Salazar, Sierra Middle School


Region II

1st Place:  Sofia Alderete, Thorner Elementary School

2nd Place:  Joshua Long, Munsey Elementary School

3rd Place:  Drion Kemp, Downtown School

4th Place:  Ricardo Ahumada, Frank West Elementary School