Orgulloso(a) de ser Bilingüe/Proud to be Bilingual Essay Contest

Every year CABE sponsors the Kathy and Manuel Escamilla Orgullosa(o) der ser Bilingüe/Proud to be Bilingual Student Essay Contest.  Kathy and Manuel Escamilla are volunteer sponsors of the contest and they have been contributing their time and money to recognize outstanding student essays in three categories.

The Elementary category includes 3rd – 5th grades.  The Middle School category includes 6th – 8th grades.  The High School category includes 9th – 12th grades.

Winning students, their parents, teachers, and schools are recognized at the CABE Conference every year where they receive their cash awards and the conference attendees get to hear the winning students read their essays in one or two languages.

The 2016 Winning Essays!

Ana Garcia

Gabriela Kline

Coral Mendoza

Mia Montes


The 2017 Contest deadline is November 17, 2017!

Download the Instructions in English and Spanish and the Application in Spanish and English.

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