Dec. 3, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The Concurso Oral is a Spanish-speaking competition that has been going on for decades.
“It’s basically forensics in Spanish,” Barbara Olsen, one of the judges, commented. Over 500 students from 18 different schools gathered at Badger Middle School in West Bend for the annual competition on Dec. 1.
This is the third year Badger has hosted. Participants can choose between five different categories and have the chance to win ribbons or medals.
High school seniors also have the opportunity for scholarships. “It really is an academic honor to participate and should be put down on college applications,” Janet Jackson, the Spanish teacher at Badger remarked.
After the competition, students were welcome to stay and watch a movie in Spanish and enjoy tacos and churros for sale in the cafeteria.
About the author: Megan Himm is a 16-year-old junior at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Jackson. She is captain of the girls’ golf team and is involved in forensics and stage crew. Himm is intrigued by math and plans to explore a career off it.