Harlingen Consolidated School District took their Middle School students to the stage of Vela Middle School to boast their spelling skills on Feb. 6.
Students competed at the districts spelling bee to have the chance to be named Middle Schools top spellers of the district. Alejandra Chapa from Vernon Middle School took home the District Champion after correctly spelling the word “alfalfa.” Coakley Middle School student Renz Alisasis received second place. The spelling bee went through a total of 10 rounds.
To be able to compete at the district spelling bee competition, students had to meet a requirement of being named one of the top spellers at their campus during a previously held competition at each of the middle schools.
Chapa is now eligible to compete at the Regional Tournament on March 1. The regional tournament will be hosted by Texas State Technical College in Harlingen. The top speller in the regional competition will qualify for the National Spelling Bee in Washington DC during the last week of May.