Meet Jackson County's spelling co-champions
March 17, 2013 at 3:17 a.m.
Updated March 18, 2013 at 3:18 a.m.
Our Regional Spelling Bee Champion will receive: an all-expense paid trip (paid for by the Victoria Advocate) to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee; Samuel Louis Sugarman Award Certificate, donated by Jay Sugarman; a one-year membership to Britannica Online Premium, donated by Encyclopaedia Britannica; and a Webster's Third New International Dictionary, donated by Merriam-Webster.
The second-place winner will receive a Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition, donated by Merriam-Webster.
[SOURCE: The Victoria Advocate]
IF YOU GO
WHAT: The Regional Spelling Bee
WHEN: 6 p.m., Tuesday
WHERE: Victoria College's Johnson Symposium, 2200 E. Red River St.
Twelve spellers from around the Crossroads will duke it out at the 2013 Regional Spelling Bee.
Each day, we'll feature the co-champions from participating counties.
If you can't make it to the competition, be sure to check out our live video from the event at VictoriaAdvocate.com.
Name: Jacob Lee Zarate
Grade: Second grade
School: Edna Elementary School
Past bee victories: None
Other student achievements: Jacob loves being active. He is a great student and excels quickly.
Hobbies: Video games, movies, friends, playing with his brother
Name: Pauline Negrete
Grade: Eighth grade
School: Edna Junior High School
Past bee victories: 2009-2013 school and Jackson County co-champion, 2010 county and regional champion, 2012 regional champion
Other student achievements: First and second grade - UIL spelling, first place; fourth grade - UIL spelling, second place; fifth grade - UIL spelling, third place; sixth grade - UIL spelling, first place; eighth grade - UIL spelling, first place
Hobbies: Reading, swimming