THE PARTICIPANTS     LOS PARTICIPANTES

40 students gathered in Denver, Colorado to compete for the national Spanish spelling bee championship.  After seven hours of intense competition, 9 were left to claim the crown.  The participants came from 13 states and the District of Columbia.  They were supported by their teachers and families.

 

THE CHAMPIONS     LOS CAMPEONES

Back Row (L to R) -Dr. Lucinda Soltero-González, Mr. Ernesto Sanchez, Dr. David Nieto, Dr. Patricia MacGregor-Mendoza

Middle Row (L to R) – Alejandro De Santis, St. Boneventure Catholic School, Miami Springs, Florida; Miriam Arias-Arcineda, Van Buren Middle School, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Paola Gabriela Jauregui-de la Rosa, Young Women’s Leadership Academy, San Antonio, Texas; Maximiliano Hultsch, Red Mountain Middle School, Deming, New Mexico
Front Row (l to R) – Julieta Cubero, Telluride Middle School, Telluride, Colorado; Elle Ceres, University Hill Elementary School, Boulder, Colorado; Kirsten Tiffany Santos, International Leadership of Texas Charter School, Richardson, Texas; Kelly Dang, Robinson Middle School, Wichita. Kansas; Pablo Herrera, Twin Pines, New York

OUR PARTICIPANTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT          NUESTROS PARTICIPANTES EN EL CENTRO

Several of our participants, in particular, the champions, went home and found themselves in the spotlight.  Here are a few links to their time in the spotlight.

 

Kirsten is featured in this article and interview

https://www.khou.com/mobile/article/life/all-my-hard-work-it-paid-off-houston-area-girl-wins-national-spanish-spelling-bee/285-6618bb25-c37c-4742-a855-2d784abaffce

Here is a pre-competition article covering Lus Gallardo from Mt. Vernon, Washington

https://www.knkx.org/post/mount-vernon-girl-alegr-earns-spot-national-spanish-spelling-bee

Miriam Arias Arcineda from Albuquerque was featured in a piece by KRQE TV

https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/albuquerque-student-places-first-in-national-spelling-bee/

 

Please email (nssbsa@gmail.com) me the links to any articles or news stories featuring out participants and I will gladly share it with everyone via our website.