Thank You Denver Auto Show Charity Preview Party!

What a great event on Tuesday, March 16! From the beautiful vehicles, to the plentiful food and drink, to the entertaining Motown band, we couldn’t ask for a better evening. Congratulations and thank you to all involved in planning such a fantastic night. The Denver Post Community Foundation is grateful to be named a beneficiary of this premier event along with National Jewish Health and Clear the Air Foundation.
For more information on this year’s Denver Auto Show, click here.

The Denver Post Pen & Podium Welcomes Bill Bryson

World renowned author, Bill Bryson was the featured guest at The Denver Post Pen & Podium literary series on March 7, 2016 at the beautiful Newman Center for the Performing Arts. After a sold-out VIP reception and taping of this exclusive Backstage@PP interview, Mr. Bryson had our Pen & Podium subscribers laughing all evening by sharing stories of his life and reading excerpts from his famous books which include A Walk in The Woods and A Short History of Nearly Everything. He graciously signed books and continued to share stories following his lecture.

At each Pen & Podium lecture a Colorado nonprofit organization is recognized with a $5,000 grant from The Denver Post Community Foundation. This event featured Reach Out and Read Colorado for their work in promoting literacy by partnering with health care providers and providing age-appropriate books to children at well-child visits from 6 months to 5 years of age. Reach Out and Read Colorado prepares children for school and encourages a lifelong love of reading.

For more information on The Denver Post Pen & Podium, click here.

Sylvie Lamontagne Wins The Colorado State Spelling Bee!

On Saturday, March 12, more than 280 of the state’s top spellers came to The University of Denver’s Sturm Hall to compete for The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee championship and for an all expense paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.
Sylvie Lamontagne, an eighth-grader from Creighton Middle School in Lakewood, Colorado spelled “ossifrage” correctly for the win after 22 intense rounds. Sylvie will represent Colorado for the 2nd year in a row in the national competition near Washington D.C. Finals will be broadcast on Thursday, May 26 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on ESPN2 and from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. on ESPN. For more information on the Scripps National Spelling Bee, click here.
Congratulations also to 2nd place winner Austin McBride, eighth-grader from Campus Middle School and our tied 3rd place winners Bryn Flanigan, eighth-grader from Girls Athletic Leadership School and Andrew Haapala, eighth-grader at Sacred Heart of Jesus.
For a list of the 2016 Colorado State Spelling Bee participants, click here.

2016 Colorado State Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the 289 top spellers in Colorado who competed at Sturm Hall on the University of Denver campus to be the Colorado State Champion. Congratulations to Sylvie Lamontagne for winning the 2016 competition in round 22 with the word “ossifrage.” Sylvie will represent Colorado in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May. Good luck, Sylvie!

For more information on the Colorado State Spelling Bee, including a complete list of 2016 participants, click here.