HUSD students participate virtually in the 44th annual district spelling bee

Alan Trejo, an eighth grade student from Western Science Center, wins first place in the Hemet Unified School District’s 44th annual spelling bee, held virtually Wednesday, Jan. 13. Valley News/Courtesy photo
HEMET – Hemet Unified School District held its 44th annual district Spelling Bee Wednesday, Jan. 13. The event was hosted via livestream and 24 students competed. Following 10 rounds, Western Center Academy student Alan Trejo, who is in the eighth grade, was announced as the first place winner after he correctly spelled the word “accumulate.” Second place was awarded to Vincent Kidwell, a fifth grade student at Ramona Elementary School; third place was awarded to Noah Ramirez, a fourth grade student at Winchester Elementary School. Students from fourth to eighth grade who won first place at their site spelling bee were invited to compete at the district level. Students were called one at a time by the spelling bee master, Dr. Janice Jones. The panel of three judges was there
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