Congratulations to all the participants in Taos Charter School’s first School Spelling Bee! The competition was fierce and all the students did an excellent job! The Bee officially ended in round 16 when 4th grader Emily Archuleta correctly spelled pomposity and won the Bee. Five finalists will progress onto the County Bee: Emily Archuleta, Alyx Mastor, Sam Hastings, Nicky Elliott, and Gabi Varos (alternates Lilly Henderson and Zoe Mangum). Other qualifying participants in the School Spelling Bee included BreaAnna Tayler, Mia Barela-Guiterrez, Ruby Miller, Ariana Sisneros, Teresa Parraz, Louis Hay, Isobel Nielson-Quintana, Matthew Mondragon, Romy Gates, Julian Collignon, and J. Ryan Cox. Great job spellers!