Judit Polgar, the best woman chess player in history, is currently on a mission to get chess incorporated into school curriculums. According to the Hungarian grandmaster, the future intellectual growth of children may lie in the sport she has spent most of her life playing.
The 23 best first-grade spellers from Success Academy, New York City’s highest-performing charter school network, competed yesterday to determine who among them was best speller in the world — or at least in the network. The answer? Xzavier Stokes from Success Academy Bedford-Stuyvesant 1, who walked away with first place after successfully spelling the word “exchange.”
This release isn’t to announce news. It’s about sharing a special moment, brought to us by a very special first grader — with the help of her principal and teachers.