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 mrojas@apu.edu or (626) 791-5632