COLORADO STATE SPELLING BEE
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 in 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 270 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 is Faith Baca, an 8th grader from Rocky Mountain Expeditionary School of Learning in Denver. Her winning word was “rhabdoid” in the 21st round. Faith will represent Colorado in the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington D.C. in May.
The 2017 2nd place winner is Luke Henson and 3rd place is winner is Edwin Wojcik.
Click Here to see the 2017 Spelling Bee finalists.
Click here to see the 2017 Spelling Bee participants. (sorted by school)
Click here to see a list of the most recent Champions.