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Sigma Delta Pi Hosts Sixth Annual Lubbock Spanish Spelling Bee

Amanda Castro-Crist

November 11, 2016

The championship round includes students from 10 area schools.

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

Ten schools from Lubbock and Frenship independent school districts will participate:

  • Bean Elementary School
  • Harwell Elementary School
  • McWhorter Elementary School
  • Ramirez Elementary School
  • Roscoe Wilson Elementary School
  • Willow Bend Elementary School
  • Atkins Middle School
  • Hutchinson Middle School
  • Talkington School for Young Women Leaders
  • Terra Vista Middle School

Margaret Del Toro, a Lubbock Independent School District bilingual and English as a second language instructional specialist, 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.

WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 12)

WHERE: International Cultural Center auditorium, 601 Indiana Ave.

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

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