COLORADO STATE SPELLING BEE
Congratulations to Angelina Holm, a 6th grader at Denver School for the Arts for winning the 78th Annual Colorado State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 10!
Each year more than 10,000 students from across Colorado participate in their local spelling bees with the goal of advancing to The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee held at Sturm Hall on the University of Denver’s campus. This longstanding tradition, which encourages and rewards our young people’s love of learning, welcomes more than 280 of the top spellers to test their abilities in a written spelling test and a vocabulary test. The top scorers move on to the verbal round where approximately 30 students go round for round until a champion is left standing. The winner of The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee goes on to represent Colorado in the Scripps National Spelling Bee held near Washington D.C.
The 2017 Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee champion was Faith Baca, an 8th grader from Rocky Mountain Expeditionary School of Learning in Denver. Her winning word was “rhabdoid” in the 21st round. The 2017 2nd place winner was Luke Henson and 3rd place winner was Edwin Wojcik. Faith went on to represent Colorado in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Click here to see the 2018 Spelling Bee participants. (sorted by school)
Click here to see the 2018 Spelling Bee participants. (sorted by city)
Click here to see a list of the most recent Champions.