• 52°

Bob Jones proves language fluency at Spanish conference

MADISON – Students of the Spanish language at Bob Jones High School carried forward their tradition of impressive accomplishments during the Alabama Federation of Spanish Clubs Convention.

This year, 40 students from Bob Jones attended the Spanish convention at the University of Alabama on April 21. Several Bob Jones students earned first-place honors.

Meenu Bhooshanan topped the contestants in literary recitation for level 1. Cristina Bolton and Kiera Risher both received first place for her scrapbook designs.

Francisco Padilla earned top honors for literary recitation (native). Elisa Castaneda claimed first ranking for both T-shirt and poster design.

In the literary recitation category, Kaitlyn Gallaspy and Jazi Atassi captured second and third places, respectively.

In the Culture Bowl competition, the team of Laura Lewis, Arnav Mathur, Dani McDowell and Cassie Rehage ranked in third place. Josh Marion took fourth place in the vocabulary contest for level 3. Keona Banks was the third-place winner in literary recitation at level 4. Laura Pugh earned fourth place in poster design.

Lesa Clough, Spanish teacher at Bob Jones told “Patriot Pages” student newspaper and online site that the Spanish convention “is a great opportunity for students to meet and compete with other students studying Spanish from across the state and to display all of the things they have been learning in class. It is also an opportunity to celebrate all of the richness of Hispanic culture and language.”

The convention represents more than just a competition, Clough said. “After competing, students can attend Latin dance lessons and watch talent demonstrations and entertainment.” (bjhspatriotpages.com)

“It’s really cool to see a big celebration of cultures,” Spanish Club President Jazi Atassi said. “The emphasis is more on learning and appreciating than it is on the competition. We say we go to win, but we also really value the fun experiences.”

For Bob Jones junior Cristina Bolton, the Spanish convention has taught her “tons about different cultures around the world. Students have the same passions as you do. They are striving to be the very best and represent their school in the best way possible. It’s also a great bonding experience with other students who are learning to speak another language.”

Madison

Madison Fire & Rescue responds to second baby surrender through Safe Haven Baby Box

Bob Jones High School

Robertson finds ‘perfect fit’ as Special Education Coordinator

Liberty Middle School

Liberty’s Mardi Paws Parade raises funds for shelter animals

James Clemens High School

11-day tour to Korea, Japan in summer 2025 open to Madison teens

James Clemens High School

Players eager for 2024 Grade-Level City Chess Championship

Harvest

‘Brews for Enable’ at Yellowhammer to benefit Enable Madison County

Bob Jones High School

MCCL members, teams grab awards at Rookie Rally

Madison

State board lauds Heritage in ‘Top 25 Percent Schools’ for Alabama

Harvest

Parker composes, performs and mentors songwriters in lifetime of music

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones AFJROTC named Grand Champions at Hoover

Bob Jones High School

TVA’s School Uplift grants can reduce energy costs and improve campus

Bob Jones High School

Warm-up Quads on Feb. 24 to prepare players for City Chess Championship

Liberty Middle School

Chander, Grieve, Rajput win national awards in PTA Reflections

Bob Jones High School

Knights of Columbus’ donations buy pods for MCS Special Education

Madison

Love is alive and well in the heart of this special artist

Love is alive and well in the heart of this special artist

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – Feb. 14, 2024

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, JC girls gear up for region play today at Wallace State

Business

Billboard selects Orion Amphitheater as “Top East Coast Amphitheater”

Madison

School choice: Is there really choice?

School choice: Is there really choice?

Bob Jones High School

Lady Patriota best James Clemens again to win Area 8 crown

Lady Patriota best James Clemens again to win Area 8 crown

Harvest

Triana chosen for Smithsonian’s ‘Crossroads: Change in Rural America’ exhibit

Bob Jones High School

Madison Street Festival grants reach $20K for 35 school projects

Harvest

Senior center members launch Arise2Read at Harvest elementary

Madison

MVP to promote Monarch butterfly survival with mural, contests

x