Meet Jackson County's spelling co-champions
March 17, 2013 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated March 17, 2013 at 10:18 p.m.
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