Tuesday, June 26, 2012

2012 National Spanish Spelling Bee



I am super E-M-O-C-I-O-N-A-D-A to say that MommyMaestra is a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Santillana National Spanish Spelling Bee!

Hosted by the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque, this year's spelling bee will take place on July 21st.

Twenty students from across the country are participating in this year's event. The participants range from 4th through 8th grade. They will be representing their home states of California (1), Colorado (3), New Mexico (6), New York (2), Oregon (3), Texas (3), and Wisconsin (2). Students whose mother tongue is Spanish or who are learning the language are eligible to enter in the spelling bee.

(One of the participants is from my hometown of Fort Worth, Texas! WOOOT!!!)

I am SO excited for these kids! What a wonderful opportunity to show off their bilingualism, and gain confidence in their own self-worth. Bravo to the New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education (NMABE) and the Alliance for Multilingual Multicultural Education (AMME) for organizing this event and supporting bilingual education.

I watched the video below and was hooked. And you will, too. Madre mia! La señora who says, "Incorrecto!" had me biting my nails.

Perhaps I should have said that I am muy N-E-R-V-I-O-S-A for this year's participants!




Buena suerte to all of this year's participants!

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