School Bulletin: Roseville kid wins state Spelling Bee

Students create anti-smoking billboard designs
By: Sena Christian, Staff Reporter
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Roseville kid wins state Spelling Bee

After 19 rounds of competition, Roseville fifth-grader Aditya Mishra was named the 2012 California State Spelling Bee Champion on April 21. Aditya, who attends Excelsior School, also won in 2011. His winning word was “vorago,” which means an engulfing chasm. He prepared three hours a day for the Spelling Bee by going through the dictionary with his mom, according to a press release. Aditya was own of 60 fourth-through sixth-grade students from 31 counties to compete.

Students create anti-smoking billboard designs

The public invited to judge a school-based anti-smoking billboard contest, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. The winning entries in the 20th annual “Don’t Buy the Lie” ­­contest will be turned into billboards in the Sacramento region. The artwork was drawn by local middle school and high school students. “Don’t Buy the Lie” is an annual program sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and its partner, the Health Education Council, which has taught more than 300,000 children in the area about the dangers of smoking. The judging takes from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Center Court near JC Penney in Westfield Galleria at Roseville, 1151 Galleria Blvd.

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