Baylee Newberry of Wellington gets very big savings bond for very big cabbage

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Baylee Newberry, the daughter of Jason and Whitney Newberry of Wellington, recently grew herself a humongous cabbage. It won her a $1,000 savings bond towards education because of it.Newberry, a third grader at Wellington Eisenhower Elementary School in 2013, was randomly selected by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, as winner of the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program for the state of Kansas.There were 5,390 children who participated from Kansas.Wellington third grade Eisenhower instructor Vanessa Sawyer gave each of her third graders a cabbage seed to grow. Sawyer’s cabbage grew 35.5 pounds! That’s a lot of sauerkraut to make. This year more than 1.5 million third graders in 48 state have gotten hands-on gardening experience growing colossal cabbages with high hopes of winning “best in state,” an honor bestowed on Newberry. Each year Bonnie Plants, the largest producer of vegetable and herb plants in North America, sends oversized cabbage plants to third grade classrooms, whose teachers have signed up for the program. If nurtured and cared for, kids can grow green, giant cabbages, some tipping the scales at 40 pounds.Launched nationally in 2002, the program awards a $1,000 scholarship to one student in each participating state. At the end of the season, teachers from each class select the student who has grown the “best” cabbage base on size and appearance. A digital image of the cabbage and student is submitted online at http://bonnieplants.com/Baylee Newberry and her very big cabbage. Sauerkraut at the Newberrys! 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 (8) 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. +3 Vote up Vote down Sluggo · 341 weeks ago Lil & I make our own Sauerkraut, that baby should make a lot….would like to know her secret Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Sherry Kline · 341 weeks ago Congratulations Baylee!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Go Broncos · 341 weeks ago Awesome program! Thanks to Mrs. Sawyer for making it possible for our kids. You can look at past winners at Bonnie Cabbage Program for 3rd graders. All of this years winners should be posted by 1st of March. Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Local · 341 weeks ago What a great picture! Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Vickie Ricke · 341 weeks ago Congratulations, Baylee! Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Seymour · 341 weeks ago GOOD JOB BAYLEE!!!! I keep waiting for the plant to say “Feed me Seymour!!!!” Report Reply 1 reply · active 341 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 341 weeks ago A classic! Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Matt and cortney · 341 weeks ago GOOD JOB BAYLEE that is a big cabbage Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 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 commentslast_img

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