Sunday, April 23. Faith Baca is the 2017 Colorado State Spelling Bee champion! The Scripps National Spelling Bee is May 31 and June 1. Good luck Faith!
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 Constervatory 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, 5th 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.
Faith Baca, an 8th grader at RMSEL, Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning, is the City Written Spelling Champion. Second place went to Edwin Wojcik, (pictured behind Faith) an 8th grader at Denver School of Science and Technology Conservatory Green. Edwin scored 98 out of 100 on the test. Rounding out the top five are Carter Otelle, 8th grader at DSA, 3rd place, and tied for 4th place, Sarah Young, 8th grader at Slavens, and FinnHilty, 6th grader from DSA. For all of the qualifiers click on "City Written - Results."
2017 Second Spelling Bee - Thursday, January 26
Click on "Second Spelling Bee - Results" for all of the championship round spellers. Second Spelling Bee - List of Champions:
1) Bradley, DSST-CG, Hamilton, and Slavens at DLS: Ben Abram (Slavens, 8th grade)
2) Chavez, Maxwell, Skinner, and Steele at Morey: Albertine Gingrass (Steele, 5th grade) 3) Grant, Grant Ranch, Munroe, and Valdez at Traylor: Anna Curtis-Revelle (Valdez, 5th grade) 4) Bird, Centennial, Edison, and Gust at Brown: Zachary Kargas (Edison, 5th grade)
5) Castro, Cory, Merrill, Roberts, and Shoemaker at Polaris: Benjamin Holland (Cory, 5th grade)
6) Blair, Carson, RMSEL, and Steck at McAuliffe-Smiley: Faith Baca (RMSEL, 8th grade)
7) C3, DDS-Navy, DSA, and University Park at DDS-Green: Carter Ottlele (DSA, 8th grade)
8) Greenwood, McAuliffe Manual, and Swigert at Wyatt: Rohan Chatterjee (Swigert, 5th grade)
2016 - 2017 First Spelling Bee - Thursday, December 8
Click on "First Spelling Bee - Results" for all of the championship round spellers.
First Spelling Bee - List of Champions:
1) Brown, Centennial, Chavez, and Valdez at Edison: Zachary Kargas (Edison, 5th grade) 2) Bird, DSST-CG, Greenwood, and Maxwell at Denver Discovery School: Edwin Wojcik (DSST-CG, 8th grade) 3) Bradley, Carson, Steck, and Grant at Denver Language School: Graham Markham (Grant Beacon, 8th grade) 4) Castro, Grant Ranch, and Gust at Traylor: Lilly Phan (Gust, 5th grade) 5) McAuliffe Manual, McAuliffe (Smiley), and Polaris at Skinner: Grant Wiebe (Polaris, 5th grade) 6) DSA, Roberts, RMSEL, and Swigert at Hamilton: Faith Baca (RMSEL, 8th grade) 7) Cory, Munroe, Shoemaker, University Park, and Wyatt at Steele: Ben Holland (5th grade, Cory) 8) C3, DDS-Green, Morey, and Slavens at Merrill: Sarah Young (Slavens, 8th grade)