First the NBA. Then MLB. And Now The Scripps Spelling Bee
The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the latest event that has been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee is "the nation's largest and longest-running educational program." This year's event was scheduled to take place the week of May 24 at National Harbor in Maryland (just outside of Washington, D.C.).
In a statement, the Scripps National Spelling Bee said it "recognizes the important responsibility to take action that protects the health and well-being of its participants including the spellers, their families, the local sponsors, employees of The E.W. Scripps Company and others who support the event known as Bee Week."
The statement went on to say, "The focus now shifts to exploring all options to possibly reimagine a competition for later this year." Teachers, parents, and students are asked to check spellingbee.com for updates.