Mackay First and Second Medio students Francisco Abusleme, Felipe Parada, Vicente Escobar and Kei Sone participated in Day 1 of the UNAB Interescolares English Spelling Bee held at Hotel O´Higgins in Viña del Mar. Other schools competing in the event come from all over the Quinta Region. Each team consists of five students who have to spell five words (one word for each student). Competitors in the Spelling Bee must first listen to the word, repeat it, spell it, then finally repeat it again. And although the Mackay team was penalized for missing one of their five participants, they were in fact, the only team to correctly spell all the words presented to them. They are quite likely sitting in a very good position going into Day 2 and Day 3 of the competition, which will be held this Friday May 25th and Friday May 31st at 15:00 at Hotel O´Higgins.