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Evan Shigaya  Linda Schiller  Brian King  

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      The 69th Colorado State Spelling Bee was held Saturday, March 14, 2009, at the Colorado Convention Center.  265 students from all over the state of Colorado qualified for this event.  Of these, the top 33 spellers as determined by a morning written test qualified for the afternoon oral spelling bee.  Eleven of our Denver Public School spellers qualified for the state finals.  They were:

        Grace McCabeMorey Middle School, (28th place)

              Grace spelled these words correctly:  transect, hydrology, and boudoir before she went down on pyre

        Danny Sarché, Southmoor Elementary, (21st place)

              Danny spelled these words correctly:  sombrero, hygiene, subterfuge, erudite, eulogy and calypso before he went down on peccadillo.

        Linda Schiller, Morey Middle School, (16th place)

              Linda spelled these words correctly:  folksiness, vulnerable, seltzer, accommodate, chagrin, commensurate, Bolshevik, and gesundheit before she went down on sorghum.    

                Aubin Fefley, Hamilton Middle School, (16th place)

              Aubin spelled these words correctly:  crescent, bayou, junta, palmetto, boysenberry, ameliorate, capricious and kielbasa before she went down on matriculate.

                 Evan ShigayaHamilton Middle School, (16th place):

              Evan spelled these words correctly:  alleviate, musicale, thesaurus, forsythia, pernicious, dichotomy, and Baedeker before he went down on liquefaction.

            Josh Spielman, Southmoor Elementary, (16th place):      

              Josh spelled these words correctly:  adobe, geta, khan, wanton, macrame, mesmerize, dachshund, and ipecac before he went down on temperance.

                Will Paton, Hamilton Middle School, (13th place):

              Will spelled these words correctly:  dearth, pangolin, alcohol, kasha, glasnost, visceral, kibei, garcon, and expectorant before he went down on occlusal.

                 Alec Sarché, Hamilton Middle School, (8th place):

              Alec spelled these words correctly:  predicate, mercurial, cruller, capitulation, kama, genre, ersatz, ingenue, conniption, and adieu before he went down on mezzanine

                Chloe Briney, Morey Middle School, (8th place):

              Chloe spelled these words correctly:  chutney, linden, kremlin, staccato, bolivar, infinitesimal, alchmey, cacophony, rapturous, and kestrel before she went down on stilb.

             Brian King, Connections Academy, (5th place):

              Brian spelled these words correctly:  alligator, contiguous, incognito, regime, pacifism, waterzooi, madeleine, dreidel, insolent, jambalaya, and voila before he went down on tragedienne.

                Jacob Durso-Sabina, Hamilton Middle School, (3rd place):

              Jacob spelled these words correctly:  boutique, abdicate, sequin, mediocre, crescendo, taupe, serdab, hoomalimali, estuary, epicure, eviscerate, and defalcator before he went down on olivaceous.



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