spelling bee

Eric J. Kos &nbsp&nbsp Alameda’s top five spellers celebrate their achievements at last Saturday’s spelling bee. Left to right: Benji Kapelke, fourth place; Kira Hannigan, fifth place; Ella Banchieri, first place; Elena Morishige, second place and Chandler Lau, third place.

Island City Students Compete in Bee

Feb 05,2019

The fourth annual Alameda Spelling Bee held at Otis Elementary School Feb. 2, saw last year’s third place finisher, Ella Banchieri, take the honor as the Island’s top speller for 2019. She and second-place finisher Elena Morishige dueled through spelling increasingly difficult words.

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Spelling Bee Set for Saturday

Jan 30,2018

This Saturday, Feb. 3, marks the fourth year of the Alameda Spelling Bee. The contest to prove the best student speller in town takes place at 9 a.m. at Otis Elementary School, 3010 Fillmore St., and is open to Alameda students in grades 4 through 9.

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Alameda’s Best Spellers will be Named Feb. 6

Jan 12,2016

2016 Spelling Bee Registration Open

Registration is now open for the second annual Alameda Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Alameda Elks Lodge and the Alameda Sun, to be held at Otis Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

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Courtesy photo - Sarah Hackett as she appeared in a local newspaper in December 1900.

A Story for Black History Month

Feb 26,2015

In recent weeks I helped host a citywide spelling bee in Alameda that was thought to be the first such event in recent memory. It has come to my attention that a district-wide spelling bee in 1900 holds an important place in Alameda history. 

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