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Humboldt County Office of Education: Student Events

Due to current CDC guidelines, HCOE will be reimagining our student events during this rapidly changing environment. The safety and wellness of students, families, and school personnel are our highest priorities. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we find new ways to honor our students and their academic success.

Student Events Calendar


GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Academy

Friday, January 17
Humboldt State University

By invitation, enrichment sessions for gifted and talented students in grades 4-8.


Humboldt County
History Day 

Saturday, February 29
Humboldt State University

County competition in six categories for projects reflecting the National History Day theme by students in grades 4 – 12.


County Spelling Bee 

Friday, March 6
HCOE Annex Board Room

Elementary oral competition and junior high written competition, with four students advancing to State.


All County Music Festival

This event is cancelled

Performances by junior and senior choirs, bands and orchestras.


Doris Niles Science Fair 

This event is cancelled

This event features over 300 projects by students in grades 4-12 who have earned placement through school competitions and are judged by over 100 volunteers for the opportunity to advance to State.


Academic Achievement Team Recognition Dinner 

Thursday, April 9
Virtual Ceremony

By invitation, county recognition for highest achieving high school seniors selected by their school leaders.


INNOVATE! Business Challenge Finale

Thursday, May 21
Virtual Ceremony

Business idea competition designed to promote entrepreneurship for high schoolers and recognizing 5 finalists.


Seal of Biliteracy Awards

Thursday, May 28
Virtual Ceremony

This event provides recognition to high school seniors who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English.


Gary Roberts Industrial Technology Showcase 

Wednesday, May 27
Sequoia Conference Center

Middle and high school students showcase their woodworking, drafting, metals and machine work; trophies and scholarships awarded.

Redwood Environmental Education Fair

Redwood Environmental Education Fair (REEF)

May 11-June 30, 2020
Online Learning Presentations

Annual event that invites local 3rd-8th grade teachers and their students to learn about the environment