SJUSD holds annual spelling bee

SJUSD students
San Jacinto Unified School District’s board member Jasmin Rubio, Deputy Superintendent Sherry Smith, the district’s 2020 spelling bee winners – second place winner Max Corum, first place winner Temo Mendez, middle, third place winner Jayda Bass – and Assistant Superintendent John Roach Roach stand for a photo, Jan. 30. Valley News/ Courtesy photo
SAN JACINTO – San Jacinto Unified School District held their annual district spelling bee Jan. 30, in preparation of sending a champion to the Riverside County spelling bee, March 24, at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center. Temo “Ethan” Mendez, a fifth grader at SJUSD’s Hyatt World Language Academy, was the final winner out of 16 contestants with the correct spelling at the 17th round. The county-level spelling bee is open to students fourth through eighth grades, and a winner progresses to the Scripps National Spelling Bee held outside of Washington in May. SJUSD’s second-place winner, Max Corum, a fourth grader at Hyatt World Language Academy, will serve as the district alternate for the county-level contest. SJUSD’s third-place winner was Jayda Bass, a f
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