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Texas Tech's Sigma Delta Pi Hosts Fifth Annual Lubbock Spanish Spelling Bee

Emily Gardner

November 20, 2015

The championship round begins at 9 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 21).

WHAT: Texas Tech University's chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, hosts its fifth annual Lubbock Spanish Spelling Bee.

WHEN: 9 a.m., Saturday (Nov. 21)

WHERE: International Cultural Center auditorium, 601 Indiana Ave.

EVENT: Seven schools from Lubbock and Frenship Independent School Districts will participate:

  • Harwell Elementary School
  • McWhorter Elementary School
  • Ramírez Elementary School
  • Roscoe Wilson Elementary School
  • Atkins Middle School
  • Talkington School for Young Women Leaders
  • Willow Bend Elementary School

Nancy Parker, the Ramírez Elementary School principal, will be the guest of honor.

Winners will receive cash prizes and a plaque, and all participants will receive certificates.

The Lubbock Spanish Spelling Bee began in 2011 and is open to the Frenship, Lubbock and Lubbock-Cooper school districts. About 300 students participate in the spelling bee every year with about 60 students advancing to the championship round. Sigma Delta Pi hosts the event in collaboration with the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

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CONTACT:  Comfort Pratt, adviser, Sigma Delta Pi, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5710 or c.pratt@ttu.edu