GPISD Spelling Bee Champion

Houston, Texas: Galena Park ISD hosted its annual spelling bee at the GPISD Administration Building on Friday, February 6. Twenty students, one campus spelling bee winner from each of the elementary and middle school campuses, competed for a trophy and an opportunity to compete in the regional spelling bee. After numerous vigorous rounds of correctly spelling word after word, Cynthia Barragan from North Shore Middle School finally earned the title, “2015 GPISD Spelling Bee Champion.” Edelene Gomez from Galena Park Middle School was the runner up - an important position because if, for any reason, Cynthia is unable to participate in the regional bee, Edelene will compete in her place. The Regional Scripps Spelling Bee will be held at the University of Houston on Saturday, March 28, 2015. PBS will broadcast the event LIVE at 2:00 p.m


Spelling Bee

Pictured: Cynthia Barragan can't contain a smile as she correctly spells the final word to become the GPISD 2015 Spelling Bee champion.


Spelling Bee

Pictured: GPISD campus spelling bee winners who participated in the district spelling bee: (Elementary) Victoria Tovar - Cimarron; Jailyn Reyes - Cloverleaf; Nathalie De La Cruz - Galena Park; Jesus Beltran - Green Valley; Benet P. Matteer - Havard; Pamela Balderas - Jacinto City; Eric Torres - MacArthur; Karalyne Orme - Normandy Crossing; Nathaniel Tejada - North Shore; Joseph Mendoza - Purple Sage; Sofia Samos - Pyburn; Devin Rogers - Sam Houston; Diana Delosa - Tice; Jonathan Marshall - Williamson; Gabriel Barrero - Woodland Acres; (Middle Schools) Ariadna Rey - COBB; Sena Ahadzie - Cunningham; Edelene Gomez - Galena Park; Cynthia Barragan - North Shore; and Kathryn Lloyd - Woodland Acres.


Spelling Bee

Pictured: GPISD Spelling Bee winner Cynthia Barragan (left) and runner up Edelene Gomez (right).





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