Soren Bugtong, number 30, a Gallegos Elementary 5th grade student, successfully spelled “frankenstein” and “meistersinger” to capture the 2011 BISD Spelling Bee title at Faulk Middle School on Saturday, February 12. He is pictured with runner-up Eric Ayma, number 18, a Russell Elementary 5th grader,  and Daisy Martinez, KGBT reporter and Celebrity Judge. Both boys are spelling veterans. A total of 47 contestants from grades 1-8 represented 47 schools at the annual Bee. The top 8 BISD spellers will advance to the 23rd Annual RGV Regional Spelling Bee.