This page informs you about the organization as well as introduce you to the
Executive Board Members.
The Florida State Spanish Conference, Inc. aka FSSC, Inc
We are a non-profit, tax exempt organization.
ALL of our Board members are teachers who volunteer their time and services to the organization out of love for their language, culture and people.
A competition for high school Spanish students to give them an opportunity to compete among themselves in the fields of
declamation, impromptu speech, and dramatic presentations.
March, normally 2nd week-end, Thursday noon – Saturday morning
Orlando Wyndham Resorts, International Drive
Meet the Executive Board…
Yaraliz De Jesús | President
Yaraliz first attended the FSSC as a coach in 2015. After that year, she fell in love with the dedication and love of the language shown by the students, sponsors, and the FSSC committee. This year, she accepted the role as president with the intention of continuing and preserving the longlasting tradition of celebrating the Spanish culture and language.
Radamés Seda | Vice-President
Radamés Seda has worked as a judge coordinator for the past several years. This year, he accepted the challenge of becoming the vice-president.
Linda Santiago | Secretary
Linda first attended the FSSC in 2007, accompanying her school team as one of the coaches. Since then, she has succesfully sponsored the event 3 times and has continuosly particpated first as a coach and now as a sponsor. This is the year she took the job of registrar of the conference and treasurer of the FSSC.
Meruchy Haedo | Founding Member
Meruchy first attended the FSSC as a student. As a teacher, she took what she learned from her high school teacher and mentor to prepare her students and has attended with a team every year since she began teaching. In 2000, she together with the other members of the Governing Board, incorporated the Florida State Spanish Conference and she has been overseeing the competition ever since. Meruchy and Alejandro, with their students, have served as host school in 2000, 2001, 2007, 2009 and 2013. She also serves as Secretary of Florida Chapter of AATSP.
Linda Villadóniga | Founding Member
Linda first attended the FSSC as a teacher in 1997, but her association with FSSC started when her children were students at St. Joseph Academy in St. Augustine, FL. They attended FSSC in 1992, 1993 and 1994. Linda and her students have served as host school in 2011 and 2012. Linda retired from teaching in 2012, but her association with FSSC remains strong. She is President-Elect for both the Florida Chapter of AATSP, as well as FFLA.
Alejandro Avendaño | Founding Member
Alejandro first attended the FSSC as a teacher in 1995. He loved the experience so much that he decided to serve as host school the next year. In 2000, he together with the other members of the Governing Board, incorporated the Florida State Spanish Conference and he has been overseeing the competition ever since. Alejandro served as President of the AATSP Florida Chapter from 1998-2003 where his responsibility included overseeing and running the Points Room. He has also served as AATSP Florida Chapter Treasurer for 2 terms. Alejandro and Meruchy, with their students, have served as host school in 2000, 2001, 2007, 2009 and 2013.