Posted Date: 01/30/2019
Hannah was one of 34 students, grades 3-8, who competed in the Stanton County Spelling Bee Tuesday afternoon, January 22 , at the high school auditorium. Hannah won by correctly spelling “pronto.”
This year’s bee was short, matching last year’s six rounds. Round five saw Hannah White and Jaxson McMillan as the only remaining spellers. In this round, Hannah correctly spelled suffocate, then Jaxson missed his word, hibiscus. Hannah went on to correctly spell the championship word in a solo round, making her the Stanton County Spelling Bee winner.
Congratulations to Hannah for her success. She will be registered for the Sunflower State Spelling Bee at Newman University in Wichita, to take place on Saturday, March 9, beginning at 9:00 a.m.. The public is always invited to attend. The winner of the Sunflower State Spelling Bee wins a ticket to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee and attend a week of related activities in Washington DC.
White wins the trip to Wichita and a free one-year subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica Online. She was awarded a medal and a trophy.
Congratulations are also in order for class bee winners who advanced to the county bee. Participants of the Stanton County Spelling Bee, in spelling order, were Hugo Renteria, Sienna Mata, Karlee Nairn, Kaemyn McFarland, Junior Barajas, Bryan Rios, Eduardo Rodriguez, Briggon Mason, Madison Seyb, Devin Dawson, Hector Renteria, Hannah White, Kenzie Toole, Jaxson McMillan, Alexys Walker, Antonio Mayorga, Joshua Arceo, Anthony Garza, Easlyn Van Pelt, Jerzey Ochoa, Heidi White, Allison Miravete, Gerardo Robles, Brandon Robles, Bo Allen, Hannah Canny, Adriel Reyes, Lauren Canny, Ian Floyd, Edgar Rodriguez, Emelin Williamson, Isaak Marquez, Karla Bautista, Kenzinton Nairn.
Judges for the event were Colleen Kilbreath, Director of the Stanton County Public Library; Amy Edgar, Pre-K Teacher and Early Childhood Outreach Teacher at Stanton County Elementary School; and Dara Floyd, full-time substitute for the entire Stanton County School District. The Pronouncer was Shane Traughber, MS/HS English Teacher and Coach at Stanton County Schools.