"Exhalacion" Wins Middle School Spelling Bee
LAS CRUCES — “Exhalación” was the winning word – and also what Camino Real Middle School eighth grader Priscyla Marquez probably did after she spelled it correctly to win the LCPS district Spanish Spelling Bee.
The competition was held Feb. 24 at the LCPS Performing Arts Center at Oñate High School. Sierra Middle School eighth grader Ximena Tapia was second, while Columbia Elementary School fourth grader Alfredo Gómez was third.
Fifty-six students in grades three-eight competed in the spelling bee.
Priscyla will represent LCPS at the state Spanish Spelling Bee, which will be held April 14 in Albuquerque.
“We are extremely proud of Priscyla,” said Camino Real bilingual teacher Ge Ann Killgore. “She is an outstanding student and we are very excited to have her represent Camino and LCPS at the state level,” she said.