July 9-12, 2020        Denver, Colorado

Hosted by

The Colorado Association for Bilingual Education



Tentative Schedule of Events 

Follow this link to make your reservations at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver International Airport.

 Thursday, July 9, 2020


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

There are no planned activities on Thursday.  


Friday, July 10, 2020

8:30 am to 9:15 am                             Registration and Other Activities

9:30 am to 12:00 am                           Orientation Session

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

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm                           Lunch

1:30 pm                      Practice Round and first 5 Rounds of the competition


There are no activities planned for Friday evening.  Everyone is on their own and can take the time to visit sites in the Denver area.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

7:30 to 8:30                                           Breakfast

8:30 am                                                 Everyone will gather in the designated room to prepare for the competition .

9:00 am                                                 Introduction of Judges, Pronouncer, Sponsors and Participants

9:30 am                                                 Competition Begins

12:00 pm                                               Lunch              Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver International Airport

1:00 pm                                                 Competition Continues

6:00 pm                                                 National Spanish Spelling Bee Awards Dinner

  • Recognition of Local NSSB Organizing Committee
  • Volunteer Recognition
  • Presentation of Certificates and Crowning of the 2019 National Champion(s)
  • Sharing of the Experience


Sunday, July 12, 2020

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