There are all sorts of bees in Belize. Every now and then you hear about Africanized bees, the regular honey bees and occasionally a spelling bee. Today seven schools converged on the Sacred Heart Auditorium in San Ignacio to participate in a Spanish Bee. Niurka Nunez, the Spanish Teacher for Our Lady of Guadelupe High School says they hope that it becomes an annual national event.
Niruka Nunez Spanish Teacher , Our Lady of Guadalupe High School: “This is an initiative that has started in 2015 at our Lady of Guadalupe High school and today we have seven different high schools getting together to have a district Spanish Spelling Bee. This initiative today we have seven different high schools: we have Mount Carmel High School, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sacred Heart High School, Belize Christian Academy, Belmopan Comprehensive High School, Saint Catherine’s High School from Belize City. We have different prizes and organizations that have been donating kindly to us and mainly the prizes are school supplies but we also have phone credit from Digi and other gift certificates for the students and basically those are the prizes the students will get.”
Dalila Ical: “So first, second and third get the prizes?”
Niruka Nunez Spanish Teacher , Our Lady of Guadalupe High School: “All the students, all the participants, we have fourteen participants and all participants will go home with a prize.”
Dalila Ical: “So this is not like the english Spelling Bee where it goes regional and International, this is just for today?”
Niruka Nunez Spanish Teacher , Our Lady of Guadalupe High School: “This is now, we call it a district Spelling Bee but this is the first time we are doing this ever so we are hoping to have it yes at a district level and then on a national level.”
First place in the Spanish Bee went to Lhe-Andra Trapp from OLOG- Our Lady of Guadalupe High School, second place went to Ricardo Moralez from Sacred Heart College and third place went to Edelia Ramos from Belmopan Comprehensive High School. To all particpants and winners we at Love say “Felicidades.”