Atkins Middle School Student Wins Regional Spanish Spelling Bee
Fernando Ramirez, eighth-grade dual language student at Atkins Middle School and Bean Elementary School alumnus won the Sigma Delta Pi Regional Spanish Spelling Bee earlier this month. He advances to compete at the National Spanish Spelling Bee in Denver, Colorado, in July 2019. Ramirez also plays football, is a Project Lead the Way student and earned a place in the Texas Tech University production of Doña Rosita that traveled to Provincetown, Massachusetts, this fall. He is pictured here with Melissa Hernandez, Lubbock ISD Bilingual and ESL Services coordinator.