No opposition is safe from the coronavirus outbreak, and the Scripps National Spelling Bee is among the its hottest victims.
The 93rd annual contest initially was scheduled to commence Might 24 as element of ESPN’s programming. Scripps on Friday announced it would be suspending the bee and is looking into solutions to reschedule for later on this yr, if achievable.
“The entire world is navigating by way of uncertainty, and though the timing of the national finals is just exterior the eight-7 days window proposed by the CSC, this is the most secure and most liable motion,” the business claimed in its push release.
“This was a complicated determination that sadly will disappoint college students who have used a fantastic offer of time learning and planning, alongside with their mother and father and academics who have supported them. The focus now shifts to checking out all options to potentially reimagine a opposition for later this year.”
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— Scripps Nationwide Spelling Bee (@ScrippsBee) March 20, 2020
A person thing’s for certain, if the competition does end up going on, people eighth graders much better know how to spell “quarantine.”
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