May 16, 2015
Level Two of the State Spelling Competition
Southern Oregon University Pre-College Youth Programs coordinates the Regional spelling Contest each year, which is level two of the State Spelling Contest sponsored by the Oregon Department of Education. Jackson and Josephine counties participate in the regional Spelling competition with both counties advancing first place winners to the state level.
Following are the names of the winners for Division 1, grades 1st -5th , Division 2, grades 6th -8th, and Division 3, grades 9th -12th. Only the first place winners will participate in the State Spelling Contest on Saturday, August 30th at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem.
In Division I (Grades K-5):
First Place - Cooper Johnson, Richardson Elementary School - Central Point SD
In Division II (Grades 6-8):
First Place- Michael Miles, St. Mary's School - Private
Division III (Grades 9-12):
Gabe Padilla, Hidden Valley High School - Three Rivers SD
The Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship had a record number of counties participating this year! There were 29 counties participating and 55 spellers registered.
Winners of the 2014 Regional Spelling Contest
Congratulations to all our winners and participants. All participants had already won for their school and their school district.
SOESD Division I - Grades 1-5
First Place - Cooper Johnson, grade 5, Richardson Elementary School, Central Point, Oregon
Second Place: Caleb Nugent, grade 5, Fort Vannoy Elementary School, Grants Pass, Oregon
Third Place: Porter Tiffee, grade 5, Mountain View Elementary School, Eagle Point, Oregon
SOESD Division II - Grades 6-8
First Place - Michael Miles, grade 8, St. Mary's School, Medford, Oregon
Second Place: Ben Hart, grade 6, North Middle School, Grants Pass, Oregon
Third Place: Zack Kirk, grade 8, McLoughlin Middle School, Medford, Oregon
SOESD Division III - Grades 9-12
First Place - Gabe Padilla, grade 12, Hidden Valley High School, Grants Pass, Oregon
Second Place: Liam Dwyer, grade 11, Illinois Valley High School, Cave Junction, Oregon
Third Place: John Cook, grade 12, Grants Pass High School, Grants Pass, Oregon