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Tomball Independent School District

CPJHS Student Emilio Fuentes Earns Trip to National Spanish Spelling Bee

CPJHS Student Emilio Fuentes Earns Trip to National Spanish Spelling Bee
Emilio Fuentes - CPJHS Spanish Spelling Bee

TOMBALL - Tomball ISD and Creekside Park Junior High student Emilio Fuentes has earned a trip to the National Spanish Spelling Bee in El Paso, June 30 - July 1 after capturing a first place finish in the 6th-8th grade division of the Region 20 Spelling Bee held in San Antonio.

Tomball ISD was represented at the Region 20 Spelling Bee with two participants who earned a trip to this competition after capturing a win in their respective divisions (Elementary, Grades 3-5 and Secondary, Grades 6-8)  at the TISD Spanish Spelling Bee held back in November. 

Rosehill Elementary student Dylan Perez captured the top finish in the Tomball ISD Spanish Spelling Bee for Grades 3-5 and Fuentes (CPJHS) captured the top finish in the Spanish Spelling Bee, grades 6-8 to advance to the Regional Spelling Bee. 

At the Region 20 competition, Perez advanced to the fourth round in his division (3-5) with Fuentes coming out as the winner. Fuentes’ winning word was “licopodíneo”.

Fuentes, an eighth grader,  became the first-ever winner of a Regional Spanish Spelling Bee from Tomball ISD.

Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates nearly 22,000 students at 22 campuses.

  • 2022-2023
  • Fuentes
  • Spanish Spelling Bee