We can't make programs like this happen without your support . All funds donated will go toward the cost of planning and executing this event along with the cost getting the winner to the national competition in 2023.
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The State of Arkansas has over 200,000 residents of Latino/Hispanic descent. For the continued unification of Arkansans and in order to prepare our children for a multilingual world, it is imperative that they learn the Spanish language as early as possible.
The Central Arkansas Spanish Spelling Bee was created in 2021 to promote the learning and retention of the Spanish language at an early age in an environment outside of the standard classroom.
The eyes, ears, and minds of native English speaking children will be opened to a new world. They will receive early exposure to a the Spanish language and get a jump-start on acquiring the skill.
Children who are native Spanish speakers will be reminded to be proud of their language and culture
Latino/ Hispanic children who do not speak the language will see the importance of reconnecting with their roots
Dr. Jennifer Parrack
Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Literature and Culture at the University of Central Arkansas
That's okay! This competition only requires them to learn 100 Spanish words. Plus, we will have 3 in-person practice sessions prior to the event so that you all can get more comfortable.
Well, it definitely won't be easy.
As the parent/guardian, you have to be a driving force behind the child's preparation (making sure they practice every day, helping them practice, etc.). If you and the child are willing to put in the work, we're here to ensure you all have everything you need to prepare.
No. The CASSB is for native English speakers AND native Spanish speakers of all racial categories
Students in grades 4-8
All counties in the State of Arkansas. "Central Arkansas" is in the title because that is where the event is located, and it is the area we focus on
A total of 15 children will be accepted into the competition
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive cash prizes.
1st--$300 | 2nd--$200 | 3rd--$100
Transportation and registration costs will be covered for the 1st place winner and one adult to go to the 2023 national competition in El Paso, TX.
2nd and 3rd place winners will also be welcome to compete in the national competition, but we will only pay for the cost of their registration.
There's a $25 non-refundable registration fee for the competitor.
Viewing the competition via live stream is free.
Family and friends who want to attend in person will be admitted for free.
A mixture of both. Participants will compete in person, but the event will be live streamed for public viewing.
This registration fee is non-refundable
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