SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin recently announced the ninth annual "Escribo en Español" writing contest for California students studying Spanish.
Sponsored by the California Department of Education and the education office of the Embassy of Spain, the contest is for students in grades three through 12 who are in Spanish/English dual immersion programs or studying Spanish as a foreign language.
This year's essay topic is "Los mejores dias de mi vida" or "The best days in my life." Teachers may submit up to five student literary works per class with original prose and poetry being accepted. All entries must be received by Feb. 1 in the CDE's Migrant Education International Office at 721 Capitol Mall, second floor; Sacramento, CA 95814.
Students' work will be grouped according to age and native language. The seven best essays in each category will receive a prize, with the monetary awards being given to winners of the top three ranks.