Students enrolled in K12 online school programs belong to a community of connected learners with a wide range of extracurricular clubs, programs, and school events. One such event is the K12 International Spelling Bee.
Over the past couple of months, K12 partner schools have hosted multiple local and regional spelling bees for students in grades 4 through 8, all leading up to the K12 International Spelling Bee. However, unlike traditional spelling bees, the K12 International Bee and most regional spelling bees were conducted entirely online.
Today we are proud to announce the K12 Regional and International Spelling Bee winners!
From California to Dubai, students from roughly 23 online school programs participated in the virtual spelling bee. Using collaborative online platforms, students and judges logged on simultaneously to participate in the spelling bee. To ensure authenticity in the online setting, all student participants had a school-assigned individual onsite to proctor the contest. A panel of five judges determined whether words were spelled correctly and rules were upheld, while a Spell Master delivered and pronounced words for participants.
This year’s winning word was pandemonium.
“Each of these students genuinely deserves congratulations for their hard work. We had some tough rounds, with some challenging words, and we are truly proud of all of the competitors,” said Sonja Howerton, K12 National Student Program Coordinator.
Congratulations to all who participated in the K12 International Spelling Bee!