Posted on 03/26/2021
Leandria Negrón-Ramos (left) poses with her teacher and her first place trophy

Like with most events this year, Multilingual Services had to rethink the district’s Spanish Spelling Bee competition. Using Canvas, a learning management system, 32 students from 16 OCPS middle schools competed in the fifth annual Bee, virtually, March 25.

To prepare for the event, students were encouraged to study 766 words. The winner completed five of six rounds, successfully spelling 52 of the 72 words correctly.

1st place: Leandria Negrón-Ramos, Lakeview Middle School

2nd place winner Diego Galán Reyes (right) poses with his teacher and his trophy3rd place winner Julian Zuleta Vasco (third from left) poses with five adults2nd place: Diego Galán Reyes, Avalon Middle School

3rd place: Julian Zuleta Vasco, Roberto Clemente Middle School

Negrón-Ramos will participate in the National Spanish Spelling Bee, held virtually July 8-10. The Colorado Association for Bilingual Education, located in Denver, Colorado, sponsors this competition.