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SAGE Publishing Announces Kampton Carter as Champion of the SAGE Ventura County Spelling Bee

March 7, 2019

SAGE Publishing is pleased to announce Kampton Carter, an 8th grader at Briggs Elementary in Santa Paula, as the champion of the 54th SAGE Ventura County Spelling Bee. Kampton will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May.

Mike Soules, president of Corwin (A SAGE company that focuses on K-12 education) and the Bee’s emcee for the second year in a row, says, “Kampton proved herself among stiff competition after a grueling 16 rounds and we couldn’t be more delighted to have her represent us at the National Bee. Congratulations to her, and to all of the spellers for their hard work!”

Additional top honors were presented to Serena Eaton, a 7th grader at Redwood Middle School in Thousand Oaks who took second place, and Rithik Kompelli, a 5th grader at Oak Hills Elementary in Oak Park who took third.



Both SAGE and Corwin take great pride in their local community and were pleased to present the Bee in Ventura County, where their headquarters are based, for the second year in a row. The fit for SAGE to host the Bee was a natural one. “The Bee helps students learn key concepts and develop a thorough understanding of English usage which will serve them all their lives, aligning perfectly with the core SAGE-Corwin belief that education powers societal progress,” says Soules.

Congratulations to each local winner who competed in the SAGE Ventura County Spelling Bee. We hope that you found the opportunity rewarding albeit challenging. We are proud of all of you and encourage you to continue your educational journey with enthusiasm!

For up-to-date information on the Scripps National Spelling Bee and registering for the 2020 Spelling Bee season, please visit


Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1,000 journals and over 900 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.






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