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Olympus student wins county spelling bee

Roseville eighth grader wins on “excusable”
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For the second year in a row, an Olympus Junior High School student won the Placer County Spelling Bee.

Seventh grader Savitri Asokan placed first in the competition, held March 29 at the Placer County Office of Education. The Roseville student spelled the word “excusable” correctly to beat second place winner Steven Abramowitz, a sixth grader at Rocklin Elementary School.

Savitri will represent Placer County at the California State Junior High Spelling Bee Championship Saturday, May 14, at Miller Creek Middle School in San Rafael. Steven will attend the California State Elementary Spelling Bee April 16, at the San Joaquin County Office of Education in Stockton.

Jordan Fox, an eighth grader from Spring View Middle School in Rocklin, took third place. Aditya Mishra, a fourth grader from Excelsior Elementary School in Roseville, took fourth place. Stephanie Kang, a fifth grader from Ridgeview Elementary School in Granite Bay, took fifth place.

“All the students from grades four through eight worked very hard on behalf of their school and district,” said County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica, in a press release. “Placer County will be well represented at the state-wide competition.”

~ Sena Christian