Article written by Kera Wanielista, Photo Credit: Scott Terrell, Skagit Valley Herald
MOUNT VERNON — Although she didn’t anticipate doing so, Madison Elementary School fifth-grader Lus Gallardo made history Friday afternoon.
After a contest that lasted nearly two hours, Lus was named the champion of the school’s spelling bee. But this year, there was a twist — all the words were in Spanish.
“I didn’t really think I was going to win,” Lus said. “I think I’m better at English than Spanish.”
This year, Madison Elementary became the first school in the state to participate in the National Spanish Spelling Bee.