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1960   Diane Wilner     Hill Jr. High
          winning word: 
impuissant
       Helen Feldman     Hill Jr. High
          word missed: 
improbity
             DPS finalists
(15 out of 35):
                   
Diane Wilner       Hill  (1st place)
                    Helen Feldman      Hill  (2nd place)
                    Phyllis Goren      Smiley  (4th place)
                    Judith Tockman     Smiley  (6th place)
                    Judith Binegar     Rishel
                    Fayette Doughty    Kepner
                    Sharon Doward      Hill
                    Lorene Frazier     Merrill
                    Grace Gerte        Merrill
                    Keith Gower        Hill
                    Gregory Iwan       Kepner
                    Everit Karman      Byers
                    Judith Nikkel      Smiley
                    Tom Pomeranz       Hill
                    David Vanderlaan   Byers

1961   Roy Jack Crowson     Cortez Jr. High (Cortez, CO)
          winning word:  residuum

       Priscilla Valdez     St. Joseph’s (Pueblo, CO)
          word missed:  alyssum

             DPS finalists (12 out of 24):
                    Bill Rotruck        Grant  (3rd place)
                    Susan Burch         Hill  (4th place)
                    Alan Lubliner       Hill  (6th place)
                    Sydney Atkins       Horace Mann
                    Karen Butler        Hill
                    DiAnne Dukes        Hill
                    Sara Katch          Hill
                    Joan Logsdon        Rishel 
(Joan has recently
                                               helped grade City Written Spelling
                                               Contest papers.  She still remembers
                                               the word she missed: voluble)

                    Andy McFadden       Byers
                    Charles Patterson   Rishel
                    Dell Lynn Rhodes    Hill
                    Judith Tockman      Smiley

1962   Andy McFadden     Byers Jr. High
          winning word:  profligacy

       John Gregor     Divine Redeemer (Colo. Spgs.)
          word missed:  portcullis

             DPS finalists:
                    Andy McFadden     Byers  (1st place)
                    Sara Katch        Hill  (3rd place)
                    Bryan Cashion     Kunsmiller
                    Bill Cramb        Hill
                    Robert Gilmore    Byers
                    Larry Kier        Byers
                    Mike McGraw       Byers
                    Delores Marquez   Rishel
                    Daina Upite       Byers
                    Kay Williams      Rishel

1963   Debra Carbaugh     Merrill Jr. High
          winning word:  labyrinth

       Alice Young     Rock Springs Jr. High (Rock Springs, WY)
          word missed:  requital

            DPS finalists (14 out of 26):
                   Debra Carbaugh    Merrill  (1st place)
                   Bill Cramb        Hill  (3rd place)
                   Robert Meister    Merrill  (5th place)
                   Dennis Dunlop     Hill
                   Merlin Fleer      Rishel
                   Tily Garnek       Lake
                   Jack Hataway      Hill
                   Donna Heaton      Skinner
                   Mary Howard       Rishel
                   Gale Litvak       Lake
                   Gil Mosko         Hill
                   Adrean Pepper     Hill
                   Kent Rude         Kepner
                   Margaret Sexton   Byers

1964   Anne Restivo     Christ the King
          word missed:  stertorous

       Mary Lynch     Rishel Jr. High
          word missed:  opprobrious

             DPS finalists (12 out of 26):
                    Mary Lynch         Rishel  (2nd place)
                    Doris Beetem       Rishel
                    Carl Ernst         Thomas Jefferson
                    Robert Gray        Thomas Jefferson
                    Jeffrey Harris     Hill
                    Barbara May        Grant
                    Phil Medina        Rishel
                    Kevin Purdy        Byers
                    Robert Sternberg   Lake
                    Bruce Tepley       Byers
                    Cathy Saliman      Hill
                    Karen Zoltenko     Rishel

1965   Deborah Dewart     Merrill Jr. High
          winning word:  tropicopolitan

       Elana Restivo     Christ the King
          word missed:  fasciated

             DPS finalists (12 out of 24):
                    Deborah Dewart      Merrill  (1st place)
                    Doris Beetem        Rishel
                    Debbie Cohen        Hill
                    Clifford Ellis      Rishel
                    Henry Levin         Hill
                    Judy Lippman        Hill
                    Cindy Low           Hill
                    Teresa Maestas      Lake
                    Dave Sears          Hill
                    Ellen Snyder        Hill
                    Christine Wideman   Merrill
                    Betty Yoches        Hill

1966   Wanda Suchowiejko     Cure d’Ars (Denver)
          winning word:  interpolated

       Diana Cosey     Harriman (7 students, near Cheyenne WY)
          word missed:  colloquy

             DPS finalists:
                    Lee Actor          Hill
                    Sandy Berenbaum    Hill
                    Michael Ernst      Thomas Jefferson
                    Laura Frepper      John F. Kennedy
                    Donna Muehler      John F. Kennedy
                    Tony Woodmansee    Rishel
                    Jeannette Zwibel   Hill

1967   Janet Bowman     Kepner Jr. High
          winning word:  dentilingual

       Sue Gluckstern     Merrill Jr. High
          word missed:  flexuosity

             DPS finalists (19 out of 30):
                    Janet Bowman      Kepner  (1st place)
                    Sue Gluckstern    Merrill  (2nd place)
                    Lynette Aden      Kunsmiller
                    Jan Cookson       Thomas Jefferson
                    Vicki Dunlap      Kunsmiller
                    Mark Engleman     Kunsmiller
                    Mike Ernst        Thomas Jefferson
                    Joan Friedland    Merrill
                    Sandra Giseburt   Kunsmiller
                    David Grogan      Kunsmiller
                    Nancy Halberg     Hill
                    Naomi Katch       Hill
                    Mike Landry       Smiley
                    Mark Lusky        Thomas Jefferson
                    Pamela Mann       Grant
                    Jay Markson       Hill
                    Louise Montana    Kepner
                    Susan Walt        Hill
                    Paul Zuckerman    Merrill

1968   Mary Yelnick     Christ the King
          winning word:  quadrille

       Roberta Bowman     Kepner Jr. High
          word missed:  cygnet

             DPS finalists (12 out of 24):
                    Roberta Bowman    Kepner  (2nd place)
                    David Berenbaum   Hill  (5th place)
                    Joyce Albi        Horace Mann
                    Chris Engleman    Kunsmiller
                    John Falliers     Hill
                    Jo Kuemmerlin     Kepner
                    Debra Sue Levin   Hill
                    Mike Martin       Merrill
                    Lisa May          Thomas Jefferson
                    Robert Price      Hill   
                    Danny Rubin       Hill
                    Terry Tanovye     Horace Mann

1969   Scott Crandell     St. Vincent de Paul
          winning word:  potiche

       Diane Snyder     Byers Jr. High
          word missed:  pogamoggan

             DPS finalists (17 out of 27):
                    Diane Snyder             Byers  (2nd place)
                    Jeff Barden              Byers
                    Rose Beetem              John F. Kennedy
                    Julie Boyle              John F. Kennedy
                    Candy Cason              Hill
                    Lee Clark                Hill
                    Marilyn Driver           Hamilton
                    Bruce Granger            John F. Kennedy
                    Claudia Hemphill         Kunsmiller
                    Ginny Last               Kunsmiller
                    Sandy Kisler             Lake
                    Mike Martin              Merrill
                    Peter Pryor              Hill
                    Danny Rubin              Hill
                    Susan Ryan               Kunsmiller
                    Martha Anne Williamson   Byers
                    Elizabeth Wing           Byers



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