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ACTFL Photo Contest Finalist #1 - Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

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Nov 21

Phil Wax is one of the finalists for our ACTFL 2012 Favorite Word in Spanish Contest: "¡Dime tu palabra favorite y gana libros para tu escuelita!"

If this is your favorite photo, let us know! If you want Phil to win $250 worth of Spanish books for his classroom and an iPad, let us know! Please comment below. The finalist with the most comments wins! Only one comment per person please. You have until November 30th, so comment today!

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Favorite Word in Spanish Photo Contest Participants @ ACTFL 2012- Free Resources for Spanish Teachers | Plaza Santillana November 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM Reply
[...] so creative and so much fun! Although it was very difficult, we have chosen the top 3 finalists. Finalist 1, Finalist 2, & Finalist 3 now need your comments to win! Make sure you view all the finalists [...]
Teresa Rioseco November 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM Reply
Great Picture. Hope you win!!!!
Kristin November 20, 2012 at 11:50 PM Reply
Phil should win!!
tom cleary November 20, 2012 at 11:53 PM Reply
This is a wonderful picture. It captures the essesnce of all good Spanish teachers.
It is my first choice for your contest winner.
Marta Gutierrez November 20, 2012 at 11:58 PM Reply
I give my vote to Phill. Excellent photo and a great cause. Good luck
Jaime Cruz November 21, 2012 at 12:02 AM Reply
Great pic! Hope it wins!!!
dennis November 21, 2012 at 12:09 AM Reply
He is the most worthy Spanish teacher who has ever lived!
Joy November 21, 2012 at 12:14 AM Reply
Love this Phil, you look great! JH
phil November 21, 2012 at 12:25 AM Reply
Thanks, Terry :)
Enid Hillman November 21, 2012 at 12:27 AM Reply
Terrific picture. You get my vote
Dora L. Villani November 21, 2012 at 12:29 AM Reply
What a fantastic picture! You're the best! You certainly deserve to win!
Roxanne November 21, 2012 at 12:34 AM Reply
Awesome. Good luck.
Alicia November 21, 2012 at 1:03 AM Reply
This is by far the best picture! I love the mustache!
Mark SEUBERT November 21, 2012 at 1:12 AM Reply
Good luck
Patience Locke November 21, 2012 at 1:34 AM Reply
Good Luck! Hope you are the winner!
Alejandro pena November 21, 2012 at 1:46 AM Reply
I think the picture is amazing. Good luck!!!!
Kristen Rubush November 21, 2012 at 1:52 AM Reply
Buenos noches!
Meaghan November 21, 2012 at 2:07 AM Reply
Great picture! Good luck!
Diana Lopez November 21, 2012 at 2:15 AM Reply
Hope you win! Great picture and great Spanish word.
Dennis Fulton November 21, 2012 at 2:15 AM Reply
you haven't looked this young in years! good luck!
Luisa Vasquez November 21, 2012 at 2:24 AM Reply
Awesome picture!!
Maria Jose Rioseco November 21, 2012 at 2:59 AM Reply
Funny Picture!! Good Luck!!
karen magee November 21, 2012 at 3:01 AM Reply
as handsome as always!!! lol
Emily G November 21, 2012 at 3:24 AM Reply
The obvious choice!
Bernard November 21, 2012 at 3:46 AM Reply
Joyce King Collins November 21, 2012 at 3:55 AM Reply
jim hunt November 21, 2012 at 4:50 AM Reply
Phil is the best Spanish teacher alive and deserves to win this prize.
leslie port November 21, 2012 at 8:34 AM Reply
I love this photo and hope Phil wins millones de libros!
Maggie Brennan November 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM Reply
Oh that Phil... always looking for a nap!
Maggie Brennan November 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM Reply
This is my favorite photo! (forgot to say that on the first post!)
Magali November 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM Reply
It is a great picture of Phil
Diana Marra November 21, 2012 at 2:48 PM Reply
Mr. Wax taught my daughter 10 years ago. To this day, she has fond memories of his class and teaching style. A true example of teaching excellence!!! Great picture! Good luck.
Teresa Rioseco November 21, 2012 at 3:28 PM Reply
Good luck. You're my favorite
Dennis Conroy November 21, 2012 at 3:32 PM Reply
Great photo! Illuminating and entertaining from a thoughtful and dedicated teaching professional.
chris van November 21, 2012 at 4:37 PM Reply
The best teacher deserves the best tools available
Val Austin November 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM Reply
Phil is the coolest cat I know and he loves his kids and his career as head of Spanish Dept.

Go Phil, love, v
Adriana Aloia November 21, 2012 at 7:10 PM Reply
Phil, I like the word you chose.

¡Buena suerte!

Adriana Aloia
Dr. Liliana Soto-Fernández November 21, 2012 at 9:41 PM Reply
Awesome picture! A sure winner!
Mara-Lee Bierman November 21, 2012 at 9:48 PM Reply
Terrific! I hope you win!!!
Kristen Rubush November 21, 2012 at 11:50 PM Reply
A mi tambien!
Kristen Rubush November 21, 2012 at 11:51 PM Reply
Me too
Albert Mirra November 21, 2012 at 11:51 PM Reply
Go phil
Carol Donahue November 22, 2012 at 1:20 AM Reply
Hey Good Lookin' Hope you win!
Jack Donahue November 22, 2012 at 1:33 AM Reply
You are too funny senor - my vote is for you!
Meryl Towarnicki November 22, 2012 at 1:38 AM Reply
Loco brother-in-law!
brooke garlick November 22, 2012 at 2:16 AM Reply
you look great. a real winner!!
Jane Lenson November 22, 2012 at 2:41 AM Reply
This is absolutely the best photo!!
Rosa Torre November 22, 2012 at 3:46 AM Reply
Like the photo, Phil!
Bernard November 22, 2012 at 4:04 AM Reply
Yvette March November 22, 2012 at 6:16 AM Reply
This is a great photo Phil, Hope you win!
Dorothy Wax November 22, 2012 at 4:18 PM Reply
Who dat?
dan November 22, 2012 at 4:25 PM Reply
Phil is the best hombre.
C. Danzi November 22, 2012 at 6:56 PM Reply
¡Qué bueno!
Nick November 22, 2012 at 6:58 PM Reply
Me gusta!
C. Danzi November 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM Reply
¡Qué bueno--buena suerte!
Margie Soto November 22, 2012 at 8:19 PM Reply
Prof. Wax...great to see you!! Best to you always!
Nilda Cruz November 22, 2012 at 10:40 PM Reply
You look great!!!
Nannette Jacobs November 22, 2012 at 10:42 PM Reply
You never looked so good!
Christine renda November 22, 2012 at 10:44 PM Reply
What a stepfather! So much fun.
Nilda Cruz November 22, 2012 at 10:46 PM Reply
What a great picture!
Victor Canales November 22, 2012 at 11:45 PM Reply
El profesor Wax es un maestro extraordinario. Sus metodos en la enseñanza nos ayudan mucho como estudiantes a sobresalir.
Christine Renda November 23, 2012 at 3:44 PM Reply
You always brings a smile to my face!
Rita carbonelli November 23, 2012 at 5:26 PM Reply
Bravo Phil! Sei simpaticissimo! In bocca al lupo.
Bernard November 23, 2012 at 7:27 PM Reply
Johanna Amador November 23, 2012 at 8:48 PM Reply
You captured the moment! Good luck in winning the contest.
Kristen November 24, 2012 at 12:55 AM Reply
Amarilys Postales November 24, 2012 at 1:07 PM Reply
Excelente maestra y hermosa foto.
Kathi Hochberg November 24, 2012 at 4:05 PM Reply
This is my favorite!
Bob Nelson November 24, 2012 at 4:07 PM Reply
Pillow talk is giving way to the Mexican hat dance...Ole' !!
Bob Nelson November 24, 2012 at 4:10 PM Reply
Good luck !!
Tony Keneally November 24, 2012 at 5:25 PM Reply
Without doubt, this picture is the winner!!!
Via con Dios
ann mancini November 24, 2012 at 7:40 PM Reply
Felicitaciones. ¡Espero que ganes!
Millie M. November 25, 2012 at 3:30 PM Reply
Great Picture! Almohada great word!MM
Stacy November 25, 2012 at 4:21 PM Reply
Great picture!
phil November 25, 2012 at 5:09 PM Reply
buena suerte
Marie Dzielak November 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM Reply
Fun photo! And Santillana has great resources!
Dr. George Castellanos November 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM Reply
Amigo Phil,

With this "estupenda foto" you will win the $250 worth of Spanish books and the iPad.

You are a winner!!

Sophie Kent November 26, 2012 at 4:50 PM Reply
Se que ganaras!
Jessie Wasserman November 26, 2012 at 6:45 PM Reply
I vote this one!
Albert Mirra November 27, 2012 at 6:59 PM Reply
Go get'em phil
Lisa McDonald November 27, 2012 at 10:36 PM Reply
Love the picture. Phil's the best!'n
Marty November 27, 2012 at 10:43 PM Reply
Phillip es el mejor maestro español en el mundo
Maureen Norris November 27, 2012 at 10:55 PM Reply
Phil is the winner - hands down or up!
Jessica Wax November 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM Reply
Lookin' snazzy Uncle Sonny!
brooke November 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM Reply
Go Mr. Wax!! Our favorite spanish teacher!

Elyse and Brooke
John C November 28, 2012 at 12:08 AM Reply
Vote for Phil,king of the hill(side)
Helen O. November 28, 2012 at 2:04 AM Reply
Phil es mi hermano y esta loco. Anyone crazy enough to pose like this deserves to be the winner.
Abigail McDonald November 28, 2012 at 2:18 AM Reply
You deserve to win!!! Best tutor!!
Mike Vernal November 28, 2012 at 2:59 AM Reply
Phil should be the clear winner! Buena suerte!
Deb Swanson November 28, 2012 at 4:39 AM Reply
Devoted and dedicated, Phil deserves to win!!
Brendan Hunt November 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM Reply
I hear you went to "grammer school" with my dad Jim. Good luck
Ernest Gisolfi November 28, 2012 at 3:27 PM Reply
Great cause.
Success to you and the school.
cj November 28, 2012 at 5:19 PM Reply
Great Cause indeed!! Go for it!
pamela November 28, 2012 at 5:35 PM Reply
Makes me regret I took French! Buena suerte!
Samuel Fishman November 28, 2012 at 5:55 PM Reply
PJ You never looked better.
Muy Bien
Elliott Glick November 28, 2012 at 7:08 PM Reply
Good photo. Good luck.
Eryn McDonald November 28, 2012 at 10:06 PM Reply
Love the picture
Eva Rioseco November 29, 2012 at 1:26 AM Reply
I voted for you many days ago,but, I don't see my vote on here.
Loved the mustashe, Phil. Evie
tom cleary November 29, 2012 at 3:01 AM Reply
I forgot about Phil for some days but I am still convinced is photo is worlds superior to the so calledcompetition Tom Cleary
Jerry Ducey November 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM Reply
I know Phil before he could speak spanish or had a sense of humor. Great picture and word.
Rosie Barbato November 30, 2012 at 1:53 AM Reply
Hope you win! You definitely haven't lost your charm. Arriba!
Rosie Barbato November 30, 2012 at 1:59 AM Reply
You haven't lost your charm - arriba!
Rosie Barbato November 30, 2012 at 2:01 AM Reply
Time is messed up - here in NY it's still 11/29 - my response should count!
Rafael Martinez November 30, 2012 at 8:23 PM Reply
Prof. Wax is a character :-) very enthusiastic and energetic.
tom cleary December 1, 2012 at 3:18 AM Reply
This picture is the same one from last night . Sup wit dat
tom cleary December 1, 2012 at 3:20 AM Reply
But a very interesting image it is.
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