Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District middle schools students took the stage at Coakley Middle School to showcase their spelling skills at the 2016 District Spelling Bee on February 11.
Competitors were put through a total of 28 rounds for the chance to be named top speller. In the end, Nihanna Vega took home the District Championship after correctly spelling the word “ostensibly”. This is Vega’s second year in a row to win the championship and represent HCISD.
In order to compete at the district spelling bee competition, students had to meet the requirement of being named one of the top spellers at their campus at their respective middle school competition.
Vega will represent HCISD at the Regional Spelling Bee to be held March 5. The regional tournament will be hosted at the Texas State Technical College campus in Harlingen. The top speller at the regional competition will qualify for the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. during the last week of May.