Last week was full of excitement for the English Department at the Sebastian School!

On Tuesday our three 6th grade finalists traveled to Concepción for the second round of the regional Spelling Bee. Sara Hermosilla, Joan Tapia, and Fernanda Hermosilla proudly represented as one of the final nine schools in the Bio-Bio region, and one of only two schools from the Ñuble province. While our spellers unfortunately did not qualify for the finals in Puerto Montt this November, we are still very proud of their achievements in the school’s first year of participation in the contest!

On Thursday we travelled to Concepción once again, this time with 7th grader Diego Maquehue. Diego gave a presentation on the ancient Greek people in the second round of the Public Speaking competition. Diego was one of 11 finalists in Bio-Bio to advance to the second round, and one of three from Chillán. While Diego did not advance to the finals, we are very proud of the hard work and dedication that his performance showed!

Thanks again to all of our students who participated in the English language competitions, both in the school and at the regional levels. Only two schools in Bio-Bio advanced to the second round in both Spelling Bee and Public Speaking, and we are proud to say that the Sebastian School was one of them! We look forward to continuing to participate in these competitions in the years to come.


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