The top two finishers at the 2011-12 Stanislaus County Elementary Spelling Championship, held Wednesday at Gregori High School in Modesto, hailed from Turlock Unified District Schools, fifth grader Joven Hundal goes to Julien and sixth grader Avery Owen attends Walnut. Terry Tek was the third place finisher and he attends Agnes Baptist in Modesto.
Hundal and Owen will represent Stanislaus County at the State Championship at the San Joaquin Office of Education in Stockton on April 21, 2012. Tek will serve as an alternate and will go to the State Championship if Joven or Avery is unable to attend.
Some words the champions spelled correctly were: seismological, occurrence, cauliflower, and tenacious.