July 11 – 14, 2019        Colorado

Hosted by

The Colorado Association for Bilingual Education



Schedule of Events (Tentative)


Thursday, July 11, 2019


Arrival Day – Participants, Sponsors and Spelling Bee Staff Arrive in Colorado.

There are no planned activities on Thursday.  There will be no transportation offered this year to and from the airport.  Please make sure and make your own transportation arrangements if you are flying in.


Friday, July 12, 2019

8:30 am to 9:15 am                             Registration and Other Activities To Be Determined

9:30 am to 12:00 am                           Orientation Session in a location To Be Determined

Master of Ceremonies – David Briseño

  • Introduction of Participants, parents and sponsors
  • Introduction of National Spanish Spelling Bee Staff
  • Introduction of National Spanish Spelling Bee Sponsors and Special Guests
  • Review of Contest Rules and Procedures and the Practice Round
  • Q & A Period
  • Group and Individual Pictures
  • Drawing of Numbers to determine order of spelling

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm                           Lunch at a location To Be Determined


There are no activities planned for Friday afternoon and evening.  Everyone is on their own and can take the time to visit the famous San Antonio Riverwalk, visit the Alamo, and of course have dinner at the restaurant of your choice


Saturday, July 13, 2019

7:30 to 8:30                                           Breakfast at a location To Be Determined

8:30 am                                                 Everyone will gather to make the short trip to competition site – To Be Determined

We are requesting that those who drove in and have room in their vehicles please provide

help and support to those who need transportation!

9:00 am                                                 Arrive at Competition Site

9:15 am                                                 The Competition

Master of Ceremonies,

  • Introduction of Judges, Pronouncer, Sponsors and Participants


9:30 am                                                 Competition Begins

12:00 pm                                               Lunch at a site To Be Determined

2:30 pm                                                 Return to Host Hotel


5:30 pm                                                 National Spanish Spelling Bee Awards Dinner           Site To Be Determined

  • Recognition of Local NSSB Coordinators, Carolina Gonzales
  • Volunteer Recognition
  • Presentation of Certificates and Crowning of the 2019 National Champion
  • Sharing of the Experience


Sunday, July 14, 2019


Everyone returns home.  Safe travels



For more information or if you have any questions, please contact David Briseño, National Spanish Spelling Bee Founder and Coordinator      505-238-6812      nssbsa@gmail.com

You can download a copy of the 2018 SCHEDULE HERE (the event schedule will be made available as soon as the details are finalized.   The outline above will provide tentative information for you to use as you begin to make your travel plans)