Jax Cornejo wins the 2017 Sumner County spelling bee…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Jax Cornejo, a Wellington Middle School student, spelled the word “javelin” and that made him the Sumner County Spelling Bee Champion for 2017.

There were 34 participants at today’s Spelling Bee showdown from 17 Sumner County middle and elementary schools.

Cornejo is the son of Jesse and Airily Cornejo. Second place went to Torynce Talbot of Belle Plaine Middle School.

Cornejo will now advance to Hays to participate in the state spelling bee competition sometime this spring.

Mary Meeker was the pronouncer for the event. (To get more pictures of the event click here.)

Those who participated in the spelling bee were: 

Argonia Middle School: Jadyn Gallardo, Alyssa Martin.

Belle Plaine Elementary: Ruby Okamura, Brody Swaney.

Belle Plaine Middle School: Torynce Talbot, Isabella Hendrixon.

Caldwell Elementary: Ella Risley, Ezra Berline.

Caldwell Middle School: Brody Boon, Thomas Halbert.

Conway Springs Kyle Trueblood: Conner Rusco, Joslin Bartelson.

Conway Springs Middle School: Patrick Friess, Lorenz Patterson.

St. Joseph Catholic School: Bella Andra, Jaedyn Jones.

Oxford Middle School: Lanie Page, Rachel Silhan.

South Haven Elementary: Parker Gressel, Colby Irey.

South Haven Middle School: Adrianna Hoplin, Ethan Theurer.

Wellington Christian Academy: Ava Hawks, Sally Palmer.

Wellington Eisenhower Elementary: Emma Amrein, Austin Severson.

Kennedy Elementary: Scarlet Buresh, Melanie Jayroe.

Lincoln Elementary: Presley Metcalf, Karsyn White.

Washington Elementary: Owen Farley, Jagger Norris.

Washington Middle School: Jax Cornejo, Tanis Miller.

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