For the fifth year, California high school students 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 Vista Higher Learning.


Comprised of both native Spanish speakers and those enrolled in Spanish courses, students from the following high schools will participate:

Eastside High School

Gladstone High School

Glen A. Wilson High School

Henry J. Kaiser High School

Heritage High School

Hesperia High School

John Burroughs High School

Marshall Fundamental School

Ontario High School

Oscar de la Hoya Animo Charter HS

Perris High School

Pomona Catholic High School

Quatz HIll HIgh School

Rancho Alamitos High School

San Gabriel High School

Santa Fe High School

Teacher Prep Academy

Tranquillity High School

Ventura High School

Villa Park High School


Sat., April 15 at 10 a.m.


Wilden Lecture Hall

Azusa Pacific University’s East Campus

901 East Alosta Ave. in 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, associate professor, Department of Modern Languages, mrojas@apu.edu or (626) 791-5632.

Rachel White
Associate Director of Public Relations
(626) 815-4502 | rewhite@apu.edu