In all, 33 students from area districts competed in 44 rounds of competition, including students from Conroe, Magnolia, Huntsville, Montgomery, New Caney and Willis ISD. De Los Reyes will now compete in the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee in April.
“Ever since I heard about the spelling bee, I put my mind toward winning the school spelling bee but I’ve never been able to win the region,” De Los Reyes said. “This means a lot to me. I’m going to study and keep reading and finding more words, and try to learn more about languages.”