Congratulations to the Tillicum students who were recognized on May 19 for winning awards at Escribo en Español, a Spanish literary contest held at the University of Washington.  The theme of this year’s contest was “Celebrating the diversity and richness of our cultures.”  Students wrote about different cultures and traditions living together in the USA, and competed with students statewide.

There were two divisions for students to compete: native and non-native speakers.  Below are the results from Tillicum students:

Non-native division:

  • Marit Wineke – 1st place
  • Kenzie Chen – 2nd place
  • Alexandria Park – 3rd place

Native division:

  • Maximiliano González – 2nd place
  • Natalia Lizarraga – 3rd place

Students who placed were awarded a certificate and Spanish books.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.