Merced County Office of Education

Student Events

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Merced County Office of Education is proud of our countywide Student Events Program.  County school districts and community organizations partner with the Merced County Office of Education to coordinate or sponsor our student events throughout the year. 

Our events are designed to encourage achievement among TK through 12th grade students.  More than 12,000 students competed or participated in our 2018-2019 events that ranged from a Children's Opera, Speech and Writing Festivals to the Academic Pentathlon and Decathlon. Some of our local competition winners have the opportunity to compete in state championships, opening a whole new world of exciting possibilities for them.  We are excited for 2019-2020 to announce two new programs to the lineup...History Day and Poetry Out Loud.

We would like to give a special acknowledgment to our sponsors, volunteers, teachers and coaches for their commitment and encouragement to our children and for supporting the Merced County Office of Education's Student Events.

​ Contact our office for all of your student event questions.  We are here to help!

Volunteer and Sponsorship Opportunites are available.  If interested, please contact Stacie at 209-381-5910 or

PDF of 19-2​0 Cale​ndar​​ (updated 8/19/19)

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Stacie Arancibia Events and Community Engagement Specialist

Phone: (209) 381-5910

Fax: (209) 381-6774

Patty Espinoza, Staff Secretary

Phone: (209) 381-6608

Odessa Osby Administrative Clerk

Phone: (209) 381-4568


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                                                                                         Merced, CA  95341

                                                                      Regular Office Hours: M-F 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

                                                                                  Closed for lunch 12-1PM

SUMMER HOURS: M-TH 7:30 AM to 4:30PM​ (Closed on Friday)​​