Mora Middle School recently held the district Spanish spelling bee with 35 students taking part. There were more who signed up but because of illness were not able to take part in the activity.
The young people had been given a list to study and worked to do their best in the spelling bee.
At the Mora Spelling Bee volunteers were present to help. David Rael was the pronouncer and Alfrida Valencia was a judge along with the teacher, Rita Sanchez. The ten top spellers shown in the picture traveled to Peñasco on Friday to compete with the students in Peñasco and Taos.
The top speller in each school will travel to the state Spanish spelling bee on April 9.
The student from Mora who was the top speller is Briana Pacheco. She is the daughter of Louis and Crystal Pacheco. She is a seventh grader in Mora Middle School. When she takes part in the state Spanish spelling bee she will be competing against students from all over the state of New Mexico.
Ruth Fort is a Mora County correspondent. She may be reached at (575) 387-6523 or email@example.com.