Native and Non-Traditional Students

For the purposes of registration in the Spanish Language Fair, “native students” are defined as children who live in a home where Spanish is spoken, students who have lived for an extended period of time in a Spanish-speaking country, or students who have completed an Immersion Program in elementary school.

Please pay close attention to this feature on the registration form.

Do not register any native students except in a Native/Non-Traditional category (the student will be disqualified if competing at a level lower than his or her actual ability). Native/Non-Traditional speakers can sign up for every event but will need to be registered as native speakers/non-traditional students for the different events. Also, high school students cannot sign up for poetry recital or impromptu conversation. Finally, only high school students, of all levels, can sign up for impromptu talks and advanced reading. The motive for the aforementioned restrictions is purely for reasons of numbers and space.