July 14-17, 2017        San Antonio, Texas

Hosted by

Educational Service Center, Region 20

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Arrival Day – Participants, Sponsors and Spelling Bee Staff Arrive in San Antonio. Please make sure and make your reservations at Staybridge Suites (123 Hoefgen, San Antonio visit the website at http://www.ihg.com/staybridge/hotels/us/en/san-antonio/satcs/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-sb-_-USEN-_-satcs.  You can call 210-448-5109 or 877-238-8889 to make your reservation. Please make sure and request the group code of ES2 when calling the toll free number or making the reservations on line.  The room rate for the event is $120 per night plus tax.  Please make sure and make your reservations early.  The cutoff date is June 20, 2016.

There are no planned activities on Thursday.


Friday, July 15, 2016

8:30 am to 9:15 am                 Breakfast at Staybridge Suites

9:30 am to 12:00 am               Orientation Session                              San Antonio College (Transportation will be provided)

  • 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
  • Q & A Period
  • Drawing of Numbers to determine order of spelling

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm              Lunch at San Antonio College

3:00 pm – 6:00pm                  Institute of Texan Cultures

6:00 pm to ??? pm                 Family Time on The Riverwalk (Dinner on Your Own)


Saturday, July 16, 2016

7:00 am to 8:30                       Breakfast at Staybridge Suites

8:30 am                                   Begin loading busses that will transport us to San Antonio College, McCreless Hall – Theater

9:00 am                                   Arrive at San Antonio College

9:15 am                                   Introduction of Judges, Pronouncer, Sponsors and Participants

9:30 am                                   Competition Begins

12:00 pm                                 Lunch (provided by Santillana) at San Antonio College, McCreless Hall – Theater Foyer

2:30 pm                                   Return to Staybridge Suites

5:30 pm                                   National Spanish Spelling Bee Awards Dinner                 Staybridge Suites

Ticketed Event – Each participant will receive 5 complimentary Awards Dinner Tickets – Additional Dinner Tickets will be available for $50 per ticket

You will have an opportunity to once again roam the San Antonio Riverwalk on Saturday evening.  Have Fun!


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Everyone returns home