Seventh Grader Wins Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Winner boyThe Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is pleased to announce that Rohan Rajeev, a seventh grader at Oklahoma Christian School (Edmond, Okla.), won the 2016 ACSI National Spelling Bee. The event took place in Washington, D.C., April 30.

Rajeev, son of Muralidharan and Susie, was one of 42 fifth through eighth grade students who qualified from among about 14,000 ACSI elementary and junior high students at district and regional competitions.

To win the national competition, Rajeev correctly spelled "apothem." His prizes for winning were an iPad and a gift card to purchase applications for it.

Oklahoma Christian School is a pre-K–12 ACSI member school with about 900 students. The school serves a diverse student population from all over the Edmond area.

ACSI, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is comprised of nearly 24,000 member Christian schools in more than 100 nations. ACSI is a leader in strengthening Christian schools and equipping Christian educators worldwide, providing services through a network of 28 regional offices. The organization accredits Protestant pre-K–12 schools.