HERNDON, Virginia – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – The date of the Stride K12 National Spelling Bee should be May 18 (instead of May 16).
The updated version reads as follows:
THE FIRST NATIONAL SPELLING BEE STRIDE K12 FOR ONLINE LEARNERS: STUDENTS COMPETE TO WRITE “CHAMPION” ON MAY 18
Stride K12-Powered Schools Finalists Compete for National Title
Students from across the country will have a unique opportunity to test their spelling skills at the first-ever K12 National Spelling Bee, hosted by Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) later this month. In a nationwide tournament, Stride K12 students competed in school and regional spelling competitions throughout the spring. The tournament will conclude with a championship game to be held in Herndon, Va. On May 18.
Representing nine states, the 12 finalists were selected after winning school and regional level events, organized into three tiers: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th and 9th to 12th. The finalists and their families fly to the Washington DC area for next week’s event, and the winner from each quality group will receive a trophy commemorating their achievement.
“The Spelling Bee is a national treasure – and we put it online! Our ability to provide students with an ordinary experience in an online environment is transforming education, ”said James Rhyu, CEO of Stride, Inc.“ We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of this group, and next year we would like to challenge the brick-and-mortar quarters to a contest!
The Stride K12 National Spelling Bee is just one of many social opportunities for Stride K12 students to connect with their peers outside of the classroom. Throughout the school year, schools offer extracurricular activities online and in person, including clubs, workshops, and student organizations. Educational and social outings throughout the year also provide opportunities for face-to-face socialization.
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Spelling Bee is being held using appropriate social distancing measures and in accordance with health and safety precautions outlined by the CDC, the Virginia Department of Health, and local health authorities . All participants are required to pass a pre-event health exam and must wear face masks throughout the May 18 competition.
Many families and students choose e-learning programs as an alternative to traditional education, in an environment designed for full-time e-learning. Students can balance a full academic program with extracurricular activities or other specialized needs. To learn more about Stride’s K12 programs, including full-time online and hybrid schools currently enrolling nationwide, visit www.k12.com or download the free K12 mobile app for iOS devices. and Android.
About Stride, Inc.
At Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN), we reimagine learning – where learning is lifelong, deeply personal, and prepares learners for tomorrow. The company has transformed the teaching and learning experience of millions of people by providing innovative, high-quality, technology-based teaching solutions, programs and programs directly to students, schools, the military and businesses in primary, secondary and post-secondary schools. secondary parameters. Stride is a leading provider of Kindergarten to Grade 12 education for students, schools and districts, including professional learning services through middle and high school programs. For adult learners, Stride offers professional health and technology training, as well as workforce and talent development for Fortune 500 companies. Stride has taught millions of courses over the past decade and more. serves learners in all 50 states and over 100 countries. The company is proud to sponsor the Future of School, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging the gap between the pace of technology and the pace of change in education. More information can be found at stridelearning.com, K12.com, galvanize.com, techelevator.com and medcerts.com.