Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District middle school students took the stage at Vernon Middle School to showcase their spelling skills at the 2015 District Spelling Bee on February 11.
Competitors were put through a total of six rounds for the chance to be named top speller. Nihanna Vega from Memorial Middle School took home the District Championship after correctly spelling the word “arrogant.” Vernon Middle School student Alfredo Montemayor received second place.
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 7. The regional tournament will be hosted at the South Texas College campus in Weslaco. The top speller at the regional competition will qualify for the National Spelling Bee in Washington DC during the last week of May.