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 is Saturday, March 11 at Sturm Hall on the University of Denver Campus. For questions, please contact Carol Cline at ccline@denverpost.com or call 303-954-2673.

The 2016 Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee champion was Sylvie Lamontagne, from Lakewood, Colorado. Her winning word was “ossifrage.” Sylvie represented Colorado in the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington D.C. last May, taking 4th overall!

The 2016 2nd place winner was Austin McBride and tied for 3rd place was Bryn Flanigan and Andrew Haapala.

Click here to see the 2016 Spelling Bee finalists.

Click here to see the 2016 Spelling Bee participants. (sorted by school)

Click here to see a list of the most recent Champions.