July 12 – 15, 2018        San Antonio, Texas

Hosted by

Education Service Center, Region 20



Schedule of Events


Thursday, July 12, 2018


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

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 13, 2018

8:30 am to 9:15 am                             Breakfast at the Staybridge Suites, 123 Hoefgen    Those staying at the Staybridge are welcome to bring in their breakfast from the full breakfast buffet

9:30 am to 12:00 am                           Orientation Session in the Meeting Room at the Staybridge

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 in the Meeting Room at the Staybridge


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 14, 2018

7:30 to 8:30                                           Breakfast at the Staybridge Suites, 123 Hoefgen

8:30 am                                                 Everyone will gather to make the short trip to San Antonio College,

The McAllister Fine Arts Center, 1300 San Pedro Avenue

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 San Antonio College, McAllister Fine Arts Center

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 San Antonio College, The McAllister Fine Arts Center

2:30 pm                                                 Return to Staybridge Suites


5:30 pm                                                 National Spanish Spelling Bee Awards Dinner           ESC Region 20, 1314 Hines

  • Recognition of Local NSSB Coordinators, Carolina Gonzales
  • Volunteer Recognition
  • Presentation of Certificates and Crowning of the 2018 National Champion
  • Sharing of the Experience


Sunday, July 15, 2018


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