On Friday, Dec. 14, students from the fourth- and fifth-grade dual language classes at Doña Ana Elementary School participated in the school’s annual Spanish Spelling Bee.

Students were given a variety of words from the National Spanish Spelling Bee list.

Students compete in the Doña Ana Elementary School Spanish Spelling Bee on December 14, 2018.

Karla Gomez took first place in the competition. Anais Gonzales finished in second place and Zaira Campos came in third.

Winners pose with judges and school administrators following the Doña Ana Elementary School Spanish Spelling Bee on December 14, 2018.

“We are very grateful for the support that Mrs. Cherie Love, our principal, and Mrs. Emma Castañeda, our assistant principal, provide our staff and students,” said Cristina Perea, Bilingual Title I Interventionist at Doña Ana Elementary.

Judges for the event were:
Aldo Lopez, LCPS Family and Community Support Coordinator
Martha Granillo, LCPS Family and Community Support Specialist
Esmeralda De Anda, Kindergarten Educational Assistant at Doña Ana Elementary School

Judges look on during the Doña Ana Elementary School Spanish Spelling Bee on December 14, 2018.

“Events like this are another great way to celebrate the talents and abilities of all of our students,” said Superintendent Greg Ewing. “We are proud of the winners, and of the hard-working teachers at Doña Ana Elementary who are committed to seeing our students succeed.”

— Damien Willis, LCPS Director of Communications, 575-527-5811, dwillis@lcps.net