Sixth grader from Remington Middle School is champion speller
It took nine rounds of the Butler County Spelling Bee to narrow the pool of 26 spellers down to one winner and a first and second runner up last week.
Students from across the county gathered at the Butler Community College Hubbard Welcome Center for the spelling bee Friday afternoon. The students had competed in their school bees previously, qualifying them for the county bee.
The winner of the bee was Sage Greenemeyer, a sixth grader at Remington Middle School in Whitewater.
This was his first time qualifying for the county bee.
He said he studied a lot in preparation.
“I was just kind of nervous,” he said.
But it was worth it.
“It just feels good,” he said of winning.
The first runner up was Addison Haskins, a sixth grader at Circle Oil Hill Elementary School in El Dorado.
She also said she studied a lot and she likes to read a lot, which helps her be good at spelling.
The second runner up was Emma Cooper, a fourth grader at Sunflower Elementary in Andover.
She said she studied with a computer program 2017 Spell It to prepare.
They will now go on to the 2017 Sunflower State Spelling Bee Feb. 25 at Fort Hays State University.
Julie Clements can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.