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GISD student makes district history

by | Jun 10, 2021 | Education

Herfurth Elementary School student Ariana Mar­tinez Hueda set a district record by becoming the first Garland ISD student to win the Region 10 Third Grade Spanish Spelling Bee.

The nine-year-old won the title after besting competitors from seven North Texas dis­tricts.

“I feel very proud and hap­py,” Adriana said of her win. “I didn’t think I could win, but I did.”

Ariana said she is happy to set an example to other Spanish-speaking students because she wants to moti­vate them to continue learn­ing the language and hopes to increase participation in spelling competitions.

Ariana developed her own system to study nearly 600 works every day. She said she got the idea from her mom, who studied using the same system when she was in school.

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By Dustin Butler[email protected]

 

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