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.