THE BRONX - Queen Sofia of Spain visited M.S. 223 The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology today to honor the school’s continuing relationship with the Spanish government.

The facility was chosen as the “School of the Year” in 2010 for its dual Spanish/English language program.

“This was great,” said Queen Sofia. “The students, the teacher, everyone was wonderful.”

The school has plans to become an International Spanish Academy in 2014.

For video of Queen Sofia's visit to the Bronx, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.