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May 10, 2014 

2014 Regional Spelling Contests will be held at grade levels 1-5 Division I, 6-8 Division II and 9-12 Division III. Contests begin within each school. Winners from each school then compete to determine the school district's representatives. The 37th Annual Regional finals contest will be held in the Stevenson Union of Southern Oregon University at 9:30 am on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The district winners will compete against each other to determine the regional winners. [Click here] for the map.

State Spelling Contest Winners

Southern Oregon University Pre-College Youth Programs coordinates the Regional spelling Contest each year, which is level two of the State Spelling Contest sponsored by the Oregon Department of Education. Two counties were represented in the 37th annual competition on Saturday, May 11th in the Rogue River Room on Southern Oregon University’s campus.

Following are the names of the two Southern Region winners who went on to place in the State Spelling Contest on Saturday, August 31st at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem.

Ben Hart 2nd Place Spelling Contest
In Division I (Grades K-5):
Second Place,  Benjamin Hart from Josephine County

Liam-Patton-2nd-Place-Spelling-Contest
In Division III (Grades 9-12):
Second Place, Liam Dwyer of Josephine County

The Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship had a record number of counties participating this year!  There were 29 counties participating and 55 spellers registered. 

Winners of the 2013 Regional Spelling Contest

Congratulations to all our winners and participants. All participants had already won for their school and their school district. 

SOESD Division I - Grades 1-5

First Place - Ben Hart - Highland Elementary School, Grants Pass SD, grade 5

Second Place - Porter Tiffee - Mountain View Elementary School, Eagle Point SD, grade 4

Third Place - Milo Bertrand - Talent Elementary School,Talent SD, grade 5

SOESD Division II - Grades 6-8

First Place - Liam Patton - Lone Pine Elementary School, Medford SD, grade 6

Second Place - Chad Countiss - Lincoln Savage Middle School, Grants Pass SD, grade 8

Third Place - Sarah Sanchez - North Middle School, Grants PassSD, grade 8

SOESD Division III - Grades 9-12

First Place - Liam Dwyer - Illinois Valley High School, Three Rivers SD, grade 10

Second Place - John Cook - Grants Pass High School, Grants Pass SD, grade 11

Third Place - Michael Cyr - North Medford High School, Medford SD, grade 11