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District Spanish Spelling Bee Champions declared

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“¿Cómo se deletrea ‘reflejo’?” Esther Morales, a 7th grader from Harlandale Middle School, spelled ‘reflejo’ (reflection) correctly and won the district’s Spanish Spelling Bee. A total of 25 students from HISD’s elementary and middle schools competed in the competitions at the Boggess Center on October 15. This year’s top winners were:



1st Place-Itzel Rodriguez, 5th Grade, Collier Elementary

2nd Place-Alan Rios, 5th Grade, Gillette Elementary

3rd Place-Gaul Cantu, 3rd Grade, Gilbert Elementary


Middle School:

1st Place-Esther Morales, 7th Grade, Harlandale Middle School

2nd Place-Brandon Garcia, 7th Grade, Harlandale Middle School

3rd Place-Renee Cepeda, 7th Grade, Terrell Wells Middle School