Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Angela K. Ewing · 96 weeks ago Rachel’s praying…love it! Report Reply 0 replies · active 96 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Gary Irey · 96 weeks ago Congrats Jackson !!! Proud of ya!!! Grandpa from Colorado. Report Reply 0 replies · active 96 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The Sumner County spelling bee was a bit stressful for some Wednesday morning.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Jaxson Irey, a Wellington Middle School student, had the “sagacity” to win the 2018 Sumner County Spelling Bee this morning at the WMS auditorium.Sagacity means “acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgment.” It was also the winning word that lifted Irey to the 2018 spelling bee championship. He will be competing in the statewide spelling bee sometime in the spring.“I have no idea,” Irey answered if he knew what the word meant before he spelled it correctly in front of a packed house in the auditorium.Jaxson Irey out-spelled his fellow Wellington middle schooler Rachel Ewing in a tightly contested battle. Fellow Wellington Middle Schooler Rachel Ewing placed second. Belle Plaine Middle Schooler Angelina Munera was second runner-up.There were 34 spelling bee contestants at the meet this morning representing 17 middle and elementary schools. The bee went for 11 rounds in a single elimination format until the final round.To win the bee a speller must win the round and then spell another word to confirm the victory. Ewing won a round against Irey and Munera but then failed to spell the reaffirming word correctly.Rachel Ewing was one word away from winning the Spelling Bee.Former Wellington school administrator Carol Hadorn emceed the event with three judges.The event lasted a little over an hour.Here are the full list of county spellers:Argonia Middle School – Heidi McCurley, Abigail Harbin.Belle Plaine Elementary – Brooklyn Jinkens, Jessi Sands.Belle Plaine Middle School – Alexis Grieve, Angelina Munera.Caldwell Elementary – Ella Risley, Brecken Hutsler.Caldwell Middle School – Thomas Halbert, Kyzer Huntsler.Conway Springs Kyle Trueblood Elementary – Hayden Frederick, Joslin Bartelson.Conway Springs Middle School – Lorenz Patterson, Mya Scott.St. Joseph Catholic School – Jaedyn Jones, Sebastian Hemberger.Oxford Middle School – Lanie Page, Kaden Book-Weber.South Haven Elementary -Parker Gressel, Adilyn Welden.South Haven Middle School – Jacee Theurer, Ty Browning.Wellington Christian Academy – Rahlee Colwell, Lance Thompson.Eisenhower Elementary – Reid Walker, Lyndi Barton.Kennedy Elementary – Brodee Lough,Christian Santiago.Lincoln Elementary – Mackenzie Dwyer, Tanner Farrington.Washington Elementary – Claire Jenkins, Levi Calhoun.Wellington Middle School – Jaxson Irey, Rachel Ewing.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.