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SAN JOSE, CA – Last Saturday, fourth grade student, Shradha Rachamreddy, from Challenger School – Strawberry Park, took first place at the fifth annual Santa Clara County Spelling Bee. Shradha will be joined by runner-up Aaron Buenaventura, a fifth grade student from Ben Painter Elementary School in the Alum Rock School District, at the state competition in May.
This year, 20 students representing ten Santa Clara County school districts and charter schools participated, with only one chance to spell their word correctly or face elimination.
After just three rounds, Shradha was declared the winner with the winning word 'mendacious'.
Every year, the Santa Clara County Office of Education invites fourth through sixth grade elementary spelling bee winners to compete and qualify for the state-level competition.
Shradha and Aaron will represent Santa Clara County at the state-level competition on May 9 at the San Joaquin County Office of Education.
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Working collaboratively with school and community partners, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional, business, and technology services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The County Office of Education directly serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The SCCOE also provides academic and fiscal oversight and monitoring to districts in addition to the 22 Santa Clara County Board of Education authorized charter schools.