Fourteen students from Harlingen CISD’s five middle schools competed in the district’s annual Spelling be on Thursday.
The district-wide spelling bee was held at Coakley Middle School.
District champion Olivia Luna and runner-up Mattias Mata will represent Harlingen CISD at the 32nd Annual Rio Grande Regional Bee being held on Saturday, March 7th at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus.
The winner of the Rio Grande Valley Regional Spelling Bee will have an opportunity to advance to the National Spelling Bee being held in the Washington, DC in May.
HCISD Spelling Bee Participants
Timmy Mowers – Coakley Middle School
Joel Meza – Coakley Middle School
Jasmine Torres – Coakley Middle School (STEM2)
Mattias Mata – Gutierrez Middle School
Nikki Ruiz – Gutierrez Middle School
Vlada Milova – Gutierrez Middle School (STEM2)
Zuelly Cruz – Memorial Middle School
Olivia Garcia – Memorial Middle School
Ari Jaross – Memorial Middle School (STEM2)
Madison Shinsato – Vela Middle School
Emily Britten – Vela Middle School
Ethan Perez – Vela Middle School (STEM2)
Juan Loya – Vernon Middle School
Lupe Vallejo – Vernon Middle School
Olivia Luna – Vernon Middle School (STEM2)