Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Girl Scouts Names Winner of K12 “I Want to Rock the Mall” YouTube Contest

Dana Marie will perform for 200,000 at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing‐Along

WASHINGTON – Girl Scouts announced the winner of the K12 and Girl Scouts I Want to Rock the Mall
YouTube contest. Dana Marie Rogers a Girl Scout Ambassador from Old Bridge, NJ wowed the judges
with an original Girl Scout Cookie Rap that landed her a spot on stage, June 9th at Girl Scouts Rock
the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing‐Along.

The YouTube contest was created to excite and motivate the tech‐savvy youth culture. Girl Scouts
across the United States jumped onboard and created original songs celebrating what it means to be
a Girl Scout. Some played guitars, were backed by their family band, or created cool videos for the
chance to perform live onstage in Washington, DC at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall before an anticipated
audience of 200,000 Girl Scouts, family, friends and alumnae from around the world. Girl Scouts Rock
the Mall will be the largest gathering of Girl Scouts to mark the 100th anniversary of the movement.
Dana Marie performing Girl Scout Cookie Rap.

Thia Megia, “American Idol” finalist and K12 student will introduce Dana Marie to hundreds of
thousands of Girl Scouts, family, friends and alumnae expected to converge on the National Mall to
enjoy female song leaders and girl groups perform in what might be the world’s largest sing‐along.
She is also scheduled to perform One Day and Always. Megia said, “I am so honored to be a part of
this special day and cannot wait to watch Girl Scouts Rock the Mall winner Dana Maria perform on

Girl Scouts Rock the Mall teamed‐up with K12 Inc, America’s leader in online learning for students in
grades kindergarten through 12, to tap the tech‐savvy youth culture with the YouTube contest.
“Students using K12’s education programs have the flexibility and freedom they need to fulfill dreams
inside and outside of the traditional classroom, said Ron Packard, K12 founder and CEO. ” We are so
proud to be partnering with an organization that shares our vision by encouraging girls to showcase
their talents and follow their dreams.”

“As we prepare to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall, it is encouraging
to listen to girls express the importance of being part of an organization that encourages inclusion,
builds girls’ confidence and empowers girls to be leaders,” said Lidia Soto‐Harmon, CEO of the Girl
Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. “We thank our sponsor, K12 for making this contest possible.
Every Girl Scouts’ song was a winner and every girl should continue to explore her passions.”
Girl Scouts have been writing, singing and playing songs that celebrate sisterhood and the
fundamental ideals of Girl Scouting for 100 years – the only difference now is that they’re able to
reach so many more as their voices are heard across the country and beyond. To view all entries
please visit the I Want to Rock the Mall YouTube Channel.

"GSCSNJ is very proud of Dana Marie and her achievement," states Mary E. Connell, CEO for the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ. "As we move forward we hope to see more girls using today's technology as a resource for Girl Scouting."

About K12
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) has reshaped the face of education to meet the needs of new generations as the
nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education for students in kindergarten
through high school. Using 21st century tools to prepare 21st century students, K12 provides a new
choice for children of all backgrounds to learn in a flexible and innovative way. K12 provides its
curriculum and academic services to school districts, public and private online schools, traditional
classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. K12 is revolutionizing schools by
integrating technology and rigorous curriculum into classrooms, and designing new blended school
models that offer students engaging online courses and personalized learning programs. K12 course
offerings include English, math, science, history, world languages, art, music, AP, and a variety of high
school electives. Accredited through AdvancedED, the world’s largest education community, K12 has
delivered more than 3 million courses to hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. For more
information on K12 and their forward‐thinking approach to improving the quality of education, visit:

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