Congratulations to the 2024 Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee Champion

Congratulations to Aditi Muthukumar, the 2024 Denver Post Colorado State Bee champion! On Saturday, March 9, 2024 the 8th grader from Hulstrom Options K-8 in Northglenn spelled TECHNICALITY correctly in the 30th round to win the coveted Colorado title and trophy and an all-expense paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington D.C. This is the second year in a row that Aditi won and will be representing Colorado at the national competition.

It was a great afternoon of spectacular spelling from the 14 finalists from across Colorado. They went round after round until we had our 3rd place winner, Aadhya Muthukumar, a 5th grader also from Hulstrom Options, and our 2nd place winner, Rebecca Jerison, a 6th grader from Challenge To Excellence in Parker.

More that 270 schools across Colorado started the 2024 competition off with a competitive online spelling and vocabulary test on March 4th and the top scorers advanced to the oral rounds at Sturm Hall on the University of Denver’s campus. Click here to see the 14 finalists who participated in the live competition. Please join us in congratulating all of the top spellers across Colorado!

The final three! Champion – Aditi Muthukumar (middle), 2nd place – Rebecca Jerison (right), and 3rd place – Aadhya Muthukumar (left).

Thanks to Denver Post Season To Share donors, $1,371,000 has been granted to 51 local nonprofit agencies!

We are extremely grateful to everyone who donated to The Denver Post Season To Share, and to our dedicated partners for their incredible generosity. We are proud to announce that $1,371,000 has been granted to 51 nonprofit agencies in metro Denver. These qualified agencies provide life-changing programs to help prepare children and youth for success in the classroom and in life; protect children and families in need with medical care; house those in need of a permanent home; and nourish those who experience hunger. Click here to see the full list of 2023/24 grant recipients. Congratulations to all of the grantees and thank you again to all of the generous donors! Visit for more information.

The Denver Post Community Foundation Grant Program

On Monday, February 12, 2024, the award-winning and bestselling author, Kristin Hannah joined us for the 20th season for The Denver Post Pen & Podium Series. Hannah is the author of more than 20 novels including the international blockbuster, The Nightingale, Goodread’s Best Historical Novel of the Year, The Great AloneFirefly Lane, her beloved novel about two best friends, a #1 Netflix series around the world, and her newly published bestseller, The Women.

Prior to her talk, Kristin met with Aimee Callahan and supporters of The Learning Source which was the evening’s charitable partner, to hear about the work being done to promote and provide educational opportunities through collaborative partnerships for adults and children. Pictured with Kristin Hannah (on the right) is The Learning Sources’ COO, Aimee Callahan.