Local Rotary Club Named Education Champion

Local Rotarians Named Education Champions for Sponsoring Regional Spelling Bee
Posted on 10/13/2023
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., — Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey recognized the Rotary Club of San Ramon Valley as the Education Champion for the month of September 2023 at the most recent county Board of Education meeting. Rotarians from the Rotary Club of San Ramon Valley were thanked for sponsoring and organizing the Bay Area Scripps Regional Spelling Bee.

“Recognizing Education Champions is a highlight in our Board Meetings because we are able to personally thank organizations like the Rotary Club of San Ramon Valley for making a difference in the lives of students in Contra Costa County,” Superintendent Mackey said. “Having a chance to compete against the best spellers in the Bay Area and go on to compete against the best spellers in the nation, is an incredible opportunity. These students had these wonderful experiences because of the Rotarians’ efforts.”

Three spellers from the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee made it to the National Spelling Bee finals. Dhruv Subramanian (5th Place) of Windemere Ranch Middle School in San Ramon, Vikrant Chintanaboina (5th Place) of Discovery Charter School - Falcon Campus in San Jose, and Shradha Rachamreddy (3rd Place) of BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Upper School in San Jose were among eleven finalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Chintanaboina and Rachamreddy were co-champions in the California State Junior High Spelling Bee.

The Education Champion Award is an opportunity for the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education to recognize community members and businesses for going above and beyond to support students, schools, and education programming in Contra Costa County. Education Champions help create opportunities, build relationships, and provide a valuable resource to schools and the students they serve.


About Contra Costa County Office of Education
One of 58 counties in California, Contra Costa County (CCCOE) has the 11th largest public-school student population in the state (approximately 169,225 students). Officially established in 1932, CCCOE has a long history of providing direct services to some of our county's most vulnerable students, including young people who are incarcerated, homeless, or in foster care, as well as students who have severe physical or emotional challenges.

CCCOE also provides support services to schools and school districts in Contra Costa County; services that can be handled most effectively and economically on a regional basis rather than by each of the county's 286 schools or 18 school districts. These services range from budget approval and fiscal support to technology infrastructure, communication support, and high-level professional development opportunities for educators. CCCOE maintains a website at www.cocoschools.org.
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