Two students will represent both of Castro Valley's middle schools at this year's State Spelling Bee competition.
After beating out students from both their school district and Alameda County, student Keith Vega and student William Fite will go on to compete for the title of California State Junior High Spelling Bee champ.
Students from all 58 counties will compete on May 12 in Miller Creek Middle School, located at 2255 Las Gallinas Ave. in San Rafael.
At Thursday evening's board meeting, Fite and Vega's accomplishments were regonized. Apparently, the two had been competitng word-for-word for the top spot since the Spelling Bee competition started this year.
Vega had won first place in the district-wide Spelling Bee and second place in the county-wide Spelling Bee. Fite had won second place in the district-wide spelling Bee and first place in the county-wide Spelling Bee.
Other winners were also recognized that evening.
Charlene Chan of Canyon had won third place in the District's Junior High Spelling Bee competition.
Among the District's Elementary Spelling Bee competition, Steven Yu of Creekside took first place, Lindsey Mardona of took second, and Jazmine Verduzco of Creekside took third.