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1980   Jacques Bailey     St. Vincent de Paul
          became 1980 NATIONAL CHAMPION
          winning word:  isolative
       Jill Hurley     Grant Jr. High (Littleton)
          word missed:  shyster
             DPS finalsist:
               Derek Clark     Kepner
               Brian Dino      Skinner
               Matt Arnold     Place
               Maggie Fraley   Smiley

1981   Jill Hurley     Grant Jr. High (Littleton)
          winning word:  realger
       Leo Kropywiansky     St. John's Lutheran
          word missed:  zymosis
             DPS finalists:
               unknown

1982   Molly Dieveney     Notre Dame (Denver)
          became 1982 NATIONAL CHAMPION
          winning word:  recrudescent
       Jackie Warren     Calhan Middle School
          word missed:  quomodo
             DPS finalists:
               unknown

1983  John Knauf     St. Mary's Academy
         winning word:  wiliwili
      John Wickelgren     Hill Jr. High
         word missed:  chartaceous
            DPS finalists:
              John Wickelgren   Hill  (2nd place)
              Mark Mayfield     Gove
              Teddy Kellam      Hill

1984   Margaret Ann Murphy     Acres Green Elementary
          winning word:  instauration
       Chris Brude     Henry Middle School
          word missed:  duodecennial
             DPS finalists:
               Chris Bruce     Henry  (2nd place)
               Andrea Graham   Cole
               Jesse Wilkins   Kunsmiller

1985   Courtney Starks     Drake Jr. High
          winning word:  triocular
       Billy Thrill     All Souls (Englewood)
          word missed:  numismatist
             DPS finalists:  none

1986   Billy Thrill     All Souls (Englewood)
          winning word:  rorschach
       Michelle Tartaglia     St. Mary's Academy
          word missed:  caluiflorous
             DPS finalists:
               Sarah Carter   Gove
               Tommy Wong     Hill

1987   Scott Isaacs     St. Mary's Academy
          winning word:  zoophilist
       Debbie Cheng     (Pueblo) school unknown
          word missed:  surveillance
             DPS finalists:
               Demir Ahmed         Merrill
               Alison Klein        Merrill
               Kari Larsen         Hill
               D'Angela Murrell    Hill
               Elizabeth Nardini   Hill
               Lynn Seagren        Hill
               Jebbifer Stevens    Gove

1988   Scott Isaacs     St. Mary's Academy
          winning word:  apellant
       Leslie Williams     Dunstan Jr. High (Lakewood)
          word missed:  bouquiniste
             DPS finalists:
               Brian Sonerson      Hill (3rd place)
               David Jones         Hill
               Wendy Levin         Hamilton
               Johanna Milstein    Hill
               Rachel O'Kelley     Hill
               Rachel Riede        Hill


1989   Scott Isaacs     St. Mary' Academy
          became 1989 NATIONAL CHAMPION
          winning word:  writhen
       Victor Valks     Most Precious Blood
          word missed:  papyraceous
             DPS finalists:
               Hal Anderson   Hill
               Abby Barnes    Hill
               Trung Hue Le   Kunsmiller



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