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 at 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 280 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 2018 Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee champion is Angelina Holm, a 6th grader from Denver School for the Arts. Her winning word was “helminthiasis” in the 40th round. The 2nd place winner is Benjamin Holland, a 6th grader from Hamilton Middle School. 3rd place was a three-way tie: Zachary Long, a 7th grader at Slavens k-8; Jake Faulk, an 8th grader at Slavens K-8; and Lauren Guo, a 7th grader at Wayne Carl Middle School. Angelina will represent Colorado as the State Champion in the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the end of May.

Click here to see the 2018 Spelling Bee participants. (sorted by school)

Click here to see the 2018 Spelling Bee participants. (sorted by city)

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