Mission CISD Announces District Spelling Bee Champion

Mission, Texas (Jan. 31, 2024) - More than 30 of the best spellers from Mission CISD took part in the Annual District Spelling Bee held recently. Kenneth White Jr. High student, Angel Romero (6th Grade), won and was named District Spelling Bee Champion. Romero will represent Mission CISD at the Rio Grande Valley Regional Spelling Bee, which will be held on Saturday, March 9th at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. The winner of the Regional Spelling Bee will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee to be held the week of Memorial Day in National Harbor, Maryland.


District Spelling Bee winners are as follows:

  • 1st Place: Angel Romero, 6th Grade, Kenneth White Junior High
  • 2nd Place: Eliana Garcia, 5th Grade, Mims Elementary
  • 3rd Place: Jacob Daniel Martinez, 5th Grade, Bryan Elementary


A total of 36 students throughout the district were named respective Campus Champions and they are:

  • Kaylylen Cruz and Maximus Ramirez, Alton Elementary School
  • Madison Pena and Allison Pena, Alton Memorial Junior High
  • Jacob Daniel Martinez and Derick Lopez, Bryan Elementary
  • Benito Parra and Isla Medina, Cantu Elementary
  • Raylee Ocañas and Violeta Martinez, Castro Elementary
  • Montserrat Ledesma and Jaleen Cortez, Escobar/Rios Elementary
  • Angel Romero and Victor Mireles, Kenneth White Junior High
  • Cristina Sauceda and Grettel Rodriguez, Leal Elementary
  • Karen Davila and Emily Hernandez, Marcell Elementary
  • Rolando Rodriguez and Liam Sanchez, Midkiff Elementary
  • Eliana Garcia and Ximena Guerrero, Mims Elementary
  • Kaleb Richarson and Brenden Flynn, Mission Junior High
  • Ellie Olguin and Richard Reyna, O'Grady Elementary
  • Miguel Cortes (represented by Alternate Jayden Navarro) and Alberto Lopez, Pearson Elementary
  • Nailea Flores and Julie Gonzalez (represented by Alternate Miranda Salinas), Rafael Cantu Junior High
  • Emery Garcia and Joshua Rodriguez, Raquel Cavazos Elementary
  • Johnny Enriquez and Jaciel Garcia, Salinas Elementary
  • Izaiah Gonzalez and Javier Solis, Waitz Elementary