Congratulations to Angelina Holm – the 2019 Champion of The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, more than 280 of the State’s top 2nd – 8th grade spellers participated in The 79th Annual Colorado State Spelling Bee at the University of Denver’s Sturm Hall.

The morning consisted of local and regional bee winners taking a written spelling and vocabulary test to see who would advance to the afternoon oral competition. The top 29 scorers made it to the finals with Angelina Holm, a 7th grader from Denver School of the Arts, winning the competition in round 25 after spelling heliacal correctly. This is Angelina’s second year in a row to walk away as The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee Champion. She will go on to represent Colorado in the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C. in May. Second place in Saturday’s Bee went to Ben Holland, a 7th grader at Hamilton Middle School, a repeat for him from 2018 as well, and third place went to Lachlan Flanigan, a 5th grader from Cory Elementary.

Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to earn a spot on Saturday. Please join us in wishing Angelina good luck in the National Bee, we are proud of you, Angelina!


Congratulations to Book Trust

On Monday, September 24, 2018 our Pen & Podium Literary Series subscribers and guests were treated to a lecture from one of the most humble, kind and brilliant authors, George Saunders. The award winning author of “Lincoln in the Bardo” and “Tenth of December” kicked off the 15th season of P&P.
Prior to his lecture, George joined us in presenting a $5,000 grant to Book Trust to help with their mission to help elementary school children with little/no access to books fall in love with reading and become lifelong learners.
Pictured are Derek Killebrew of Book Trust; Stacy Schafer of The Denver Post Community Foundation; Lily Millblom-Prosser; author George Saunders; Linda Mitchell of Book Trust; and Tracy Ulmer of The Denver Post Community Foundation.

Read About Season To Share Grantees as Featured in The Denver Post

In each Sunday Denver Post throughout The Denver Post Season to Share presented by DaVita holiday fundraising campaign, a past metro Denver nonprofit grantee was featured. Click here to read about the great work these agencies are doing to better the lives of those in our community.

Thank you for supporting The Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita

Thank you to all who generously donated to the 2018/19 Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita holiday fundraising campaign. Your gifts will make a difference in the lives of thousands, supporting metro Denver nonprofit agencies serving the areas of children and youth, health and wellness, homelessness and hunger. The 54 agencies who will benefit from your kindness will be announced in early April.