Canyon and Creekside Students Move On To State Spelling Bee

After winning top spots in the district-wide and county-wide Spelling Bees, Keith Vega and William Fite move on to compete in the State Spelling Bee on April 21.

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.

Dorothy Theodore April 06, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Congratulations! I always admire those who can spell without spell-check. This is another testament to the quality education our children receive here in Castro Valley. Well done!
Teresa Coleman April 06, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Congrats to the students, parents and teachers. Well done.
Keith Vega April 11, 2012 at 06:40 PM
The Junior State Spelling Bee is actually on May 12th in Miller Creek Middle School in San Rafael.... And it's also William Fite, not Frite. Thanks for the congrats... :]
Analisa Harangozo April 11, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Yikes, talk about spelling error! That's been corrected =) Thanks for the update, Keith and good luck to you both! We'll be rootin' for ya!


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