Texas Tech's Sigma Delta Pi Hosts Spanish Spelling Championship

This is the fourth annual spelling championship the university chapter has hosted.

WHAT:           Fourth Annual Spanish Spelling Bee Championship

WHEN:           9 a.m., Saturday (Nov. 22)

WHERE:         Auditorium, International Cultural Center, Texas Tech University

                        601 Indiana Ave.

WHO:             Texas Tech University's Alpha Phi chapter of Sigma Delta Pi is hosting the Lubbock Spanish Spelling Bee. Competing schools consist of McWhorter Elementary School, Ramirez Charter School, Roscoe Wilson Elementary School, Willow Bend Elementary School, Atkins Middle School, J.T. Hutchinson Middle School, Laura Bush Middle School and Talkington School for Young Women Leaders.

All participants in the championship and their schools receive certificates. The first place winner receives $75, the second place winner receives $50 and the third place winner receives $25. All three winners and the winning school also receive plaques.

The guest of honor will be Berta Fogerson, principal at Talkington School for Young Women Leaders. Sponsors for this event include Texas Tech Division of Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs and the Texas Tech Student Government Association.

Lunch will follow the competition.

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CONTACT:  Comfort Pratt, associate professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5710 or c.pratt@ttu.edu.