Shasta County Student Wins Statewide Spelling Bee Competition

A Shasta County 6th grader is the champion of the California State Elementary Spelling Bee. The competition was held Saturday in Stockton, pitting regional spelling bee winners against each other for the state title. Tristan Friesan successfully spelled the word “Culottes”, spelled c-u-l-o-t-t-e-s, which is a garment having a divided skirt. Tristan will be coming home with a championship trophy.