For the seventh 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 The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese of Southern California.
For the second year, K-5th-grade students at Victor F. Hodge Elementary in Azusa will also participate in a Spanish spelling bee at APU for family and friends.
Comprised of both native Spanish speakers and those enrolled in Spanish courses, students from the following high schools will participate:
Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy
Ánimo Watts Charter High School
California Virtual Academies
California School of the Arts San Gabriel Valley
Canyon Springs High School
Glen A. Wilson High School
Heritage High School
Hesperia High School
John Burroughs High School
La Canada High School
Los Altos High School
Ontario High School
Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo Charter High School
Perris High School
Pomona Catholic High School
Saint Lucy's Priory High School
San Gabriel High School
Santa Fe High School
St. Anthony High School
Technology Prep Academy
Valley View High School
Villa Park High School
Sat., April 13, registration from 9:15-9:45 a.m., event begins at 10:00 a.m.
Wilden Lecture Hall
Azusa Pacific University 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, email@example.com or (626) 791-5632.