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Wednesday, February 21.  "City Orals" district championship spelling bee will be held Thursday, March 1.  Good luck DPS spellers!
      
2018 City Written Spelling Contest
Maria Ciobanu, an 7th grader at Denver School of the Arts, is the 2018 City Written Spelling Champion.  Second place was a tie between Finn Hilty, a 7th grader at DSA and Alyssa Robertson, an 8th grader at Hamilton Middle School.  Tied for 4th place are Thomas Flint and Mia George, both 8th graders at Denver Discovery School and Ben Holland, a 6th grader at Hamilton Middle School.  The rest of the qualifiers are posted below, click on "City Written - Results." 
2018  Second Spelling Bee - Thursday, January 25
Click on "Second Spelling Bee - Results" for all of the championship round spellers
Second Spelling Bee - List of Champions:
 
1)  Hamilton, Merrill, and Slavens at DSA:  Angelina Holm  (DSA, 6th grade)
2)  Bird, Bromwell, Centennial, and DDES at Polaris:  Claire Brown  (Polaris, 5th grade)
3)  Carson, Greenwood, Skinner, and Steck at McAuliffe:  Grant Wiebe  (McAuliffe, 6th grade)
4)  Edison, Maxwell, and RMSEL at PREP Academy Sean Lann  (Edison, 5th grade)
5)  Cory, DDS, Shoemaker, and Swigert at DLS:  Mia George  (DDS, 8th grade)
6)  Montclair, Schmitt, Trevista, and University Park at Steele:  Nicole MacFarlane  (Steele, 4th grade)
                                                                                                                    Cade Ramirez  (Steele, 4th grade)
7)  C3, Grant Beacon, Grant Ranch, and Morey at Gust:  Lorena Martinez-Ozeta  (Gust, 5th grade)
8)  High Tech, Munroe, Traylor, and Valdez at Chavez:  Mozan Ahmed  (High Tech, 4th grade)
  
2017 - 2018  First Spelling Bee - Thursday, December 7
Click on "First Spelling Bee - Results" for all of the championship round spellers.
First Spelling Bee - List of Champions:
 
1)  DDES, Grant Ranch, Munroe, Schmitt, and Slavens at Gust:  Jake Faulk  (Slavens, 8th grade)
2)  Bromwell, McAuliffe, Morey, and Steele at DSA:  Finn Hilty  (DSA, 7th grade)
3)  Centennial, Chavez, High Tech, and Valdez at Edison:  Sean Lann  (Edison, 5th grade)
4)  C3, Hamilton, Merrill, Montclair, and Shoemaker at Cory:  Ben Holland  (Hamilton, 6th grade)
5)  Bird, Greenwood, Maxwell, and Swigert at DDS:  Zach Zatz  (DDS, 8th grade)
6)  Carson, RMSEL, Steck and University Park at DLS:  Chloe Osuna  (DLS, 7th grade)
7)  Grant Beacon, Polaris, PREP Academy, and Trevista at Skinner:  Lindsay Sieja  (Polaris, 5th grade)

2017 Colorado State Spelling Bee
        

Denver Public Schools had 15 state spelling bee finalists this year.  The state champion is Faith Baca, an 8th grader from Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning.  Edwin Wojcik, an 8th grader from DSST Conservatory Green finished in 3rd place.  Tied for 4th place were Maria Ciobanu, a 6th grader from Denver School of the Arts, Carter Ottele, an 8th grader from Denver School of the Arts, and Angelina Holm, a 5th grader from University Park Elementary School.  Click on "State Spelling Bee - Results" for all of the finalists.
The 15 Colorado State Spelling Bee finalists from Denver Public Schools:


Benjamin Holland, 5th grade, Cory Elementary
Ben Abram, Slavens, 8th grade
Finn Hilty, 6th grade, Denver School of the Arts
Angelina Holm, 5th grade, University Park Elementary
Sam Holland, 4th grade, Cory Elementary
Thomas Flint, DDS, 7th grade
Carter Ottele, 8th grade, Denver School of the Arts
Zach Long, Slavens, 6th grade

Jake Faulk, 7th grade, Slavens School
Grady Redding, 7th grade, Slavens School 
Maria Ciobanu, 6th grade, Denver School of the Arts
Sarah Young, Slavens, 8th grade

Edwin Wojcik, 8th grade, DSST Conservatory Green
Alyssa Robertson, 7th grade, Hamilton Middle School
Faith Baca, 8th grade, RMSEL
 
 
2017 "City Orals" District Spelling Bee
The 2017 City Orals champion is Faith Baca an 8th grader at RMSEL.  The runner-up is Finn Hilty a 6th grader at Denver School of the Arts.  Finn misspelled "manometer," and Faith correctly spelled "tangemon" to claim the championship.  Third place went to Benjamin Holland, a 5th grader at Cory Elementary.  In fourth place is Carter Ottele, an 8th grader at Denver School of the Arts. Rounding out the top five is Maria Ciobanu, a 6th grader, also from Denver School of the Arts.  Click on "City Orals - Results" for the rest of the spellers.

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