MacArthur School is hosting the 4th annual District 54 Spanish Language Speech Contest for students in third through eighth grade on May 8, 2014.
Application, speech drafts written by the applicant and video recordings no more than three minutes were sent to MacArthur School by April 18. The finalists were invited to the contest from 9 to 11 a.m. May 8 at MacArthur International Spanish Academy.
Volunteer judges include Marcelo Suarez-Salvia from the Consulate Argentina in Chicago, Jorge Berne from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Bernardo Mendez-Lugo from the Mexican Consulate in Chicago, and District 54′s ELL Assessment Coordinator Doris Reynolds.
Students from the following schools are participating: Armstrong, Eisenhower, Enders-Salk, Frost, Hanover Highlands, Keller, Lincoln Prairie, Link, MacArthur and Mead. Students will be broken into six categories based on their grade level and whether Spanish is their native language or second language.