Richard E. Zayas, a Sharp Elementary student, correctly spelled “pinafore” in Round 22 to capture the 2016 BISD Spelling Bee title on Saturday, February 6 at Veterans Memorial Early College High School.  He is pictured with Marlene Gonzalez, the runner-up from Ortiz Elementary, and Tim Smith, KRGV-TV chief meteorologist and spelling bee celebrity judge. These two BISD spellers and six other qualifiers will advance to the 28th Annual Rio Grande Valley Regional Spelling Bee to be held on Saturday, March 5 at South Texas Technical College in Harlingen.