2024 County Spelling Bee Champs

ECS Students Named Humboldt County Spelling Bee Champions, Advancing to State
Posted on 03/22/2024

March 22, 2024 - Eureka, CA - Eureka City Schools (ECS) is incredibly proud to announce that on March 20, 2024, two exceptionally talented ECS students won the prestigious title of Humboldt County Spelling Bee Champion!


ECS 2024 County Spelling Bee ChampsIn the elementary division, sixth-grader Alaina Dotson-Murphy from Zane Middle School was named co-winner, while eighth-grader Natalie Wyllie from Winship Middle School was named co-winner of the Junior High division. Both of them demonstrated outstanding spelling skills and a love for language and vocabulary.


Their remarkable achievement has now earned them the opportunity to compete in the California State Spelling Bee, which will take place on April 27, 2024, at the San Joaquin County Office of Education. 


Fourth-grader Reece Meredith-Sutke of Grant Elementary was also a regional qualifier and competed at the county level, advancing ten rounds in her first debut in the competition. 


The Humboldt County Office of Education County Spelling Bee has supported spellers in 4th – 9th grades for more than 30 years. This year, HCOE is sponsoring two co-winners for each bee, which totals four Humboldt County students who will advance to the state level.


We applaud all the students for their hard work and dedication and congratulate them for their fantastic accomplishments!


Photos from Humboldt County Office of Education

Press Contact:

Sierra Speer Dillon

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Eureka City Schools

[email protected]