For the second year, high school students from across Los Angeles County will compete in a Spanish language spelling bee, organized by Azusa Pacific University’s Department of Modern Languages and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in partnership with The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese of Southern California; and APU’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, Phi Omicron, the Hispanic Honor Society.
Comprised of both native Spanish speakers and those enrolled in Spanish courses, students from the following high schools:
Alta Loma High School, Rancho Cucamonga
Azusa High School, Azusa
California Virtual Academics, Simi Valley
Cathedral High School, Los Angeles
Glenn A. Wilson High School, Hacienda Heights
John Burroughs High School, Burbank
La Salle High School, Pasadena
La Serna High School, Whittier
Maranatha High School, Pasadena
Marshall Fundamental, Pasadena
Oscar de la Hoya Animo Charter High School, Los Angeles
Panorama High School, Panorama City
Providence High School, Burbank
St. Lucy’s Priory, Glendora
Sat., April 19 at 10 a.m.
Azusa Pacific University, Wilden Lecture Hall, East Campus, 901 E. Alosta Blvd., Azusa.
Thirty million people in the United States speak Spanish. The U.S. has the second largest population in the world of Spanish speakers (after Mexico). With this spelling bee, Azusa Pacific University celebrates the Spanish language and culture and encourages high school students who speak Spanish to further their study of the language.
Marcela Rojas, assistant professor, Department of Modern Languages email@example.com or (626) 791-5632