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      The 71th Colorado State Spelling Bee was held Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Colorado Convention Center.  285 students from all over the state of Colorado qualified for this event.  Of these, the top 36 spellers as determined by a morning written test qualified for the afternoon oral spelling bee.  Fifteen of our Denver Public School spellers qualified for the state finals.  They were:

        Jacob Durso-SabinaMorey Middle School, (2nd place)

              Jacob spelled these words correctly:  oolong, formidable, benevolent, muslin, didactic, alchemy, dichotomy, paradigm, optional, vacuole, machinate, avifauna, garniture, pachinko, geriatrician, cordate, and boniato before he went down on caisson

        Raphael Lawrence, Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences, (8th place)

                            Raphael spelled these words correctly:  curriculum, tomatillo, knish, pyre, inselberg, charpoy, gnathonic, dignitary, stanchion, and apocalypse before he went down on pargetry.

        Linda Schiller, Morey Middle School, (8th place)

              Linda spelled these words correctly:  chipotle, macadamia, cachet, egalitarian, Swahili, egregious, conquistador, navigable, execration, and fungible before she went down on syllogism.    

                Kevin Vick, Hamilton Middle School, (8th place)

              Kevin spelled these words correctly:  threshold, gondola, castanets, virtuosa, barrio, tachometer, bromeliad, garibaldi, orchid, asado, and infarction before he went down on moraine.

                Annika MoenRMSEL, (13th place)

              Annika spelled these words correctly:  Crusoe, kahuna, asterisk, antipasto, metaphor, femininity, sassafras, kirtle, grievances, and abhorrence before she went down on exuviate.

                Danny Sarché, Hamilton Middle School, (13th place)

              Danny spelled these words correctly:  layette, hawthorn, incognito, patriarch, gulag, terrapin, taupe, rendezvous, convoluted, and decrement before he went down on pancetta.

                Dylan Salzman, Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences, (13th place)

              Dylan spelled these words correctly:  sitzmark, expertise, synergy, bowery, pacifism, bezoar, philately, mukhtar, luminous, and ballyhooed before he went down on bulgur.

                Himanvi Kopuri, Southmoor Elementary School, (20th place)

              Himanvi spelled these words correctly:  quiche, hydrology, machismo, tsunami, contrapuntal, motif, facetious, detente, and debris before she went down on parallax

                Riley Somo, Southmoor Elementary School, (20th place)

              Riley spelled these words correctly:  anchovy, caribou, enthusiasm, erudite, patel, gopak, narcissistic, feldsher, and slovenly before he went down on decorticate.

             Kate Burnite, Hamilton Middle School, (24th place)

              Kate spelled these words correctly:  predicate, plateau, arsenal, megalopolis, amicable, kohlrabi, anachronism, and serdab before she went down on pagoda.

                Sydney Oswald, Morey Middle School, (24th place)

              Sydney spelled these words correctly:  homonym, paddock, piccolo, poinsetia, furlough, camouflage, mozzarella, and blitzkrieg before she went down on mandatory.

                Jackson Hicks, Hamilton Middle School, (30th place)

              Jackson spelled these words correctly:  semantics, paradox, empanada, and epiphany before he went down on accommodate.

                Sara Khorchidian, RMSEL, (30th place)

              Sara spelled these words correctly:  Flemish, roughhewn, synopsis, odyssey, and Backstein before she went down on dachshund

                Maddie Kerr, Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences, (34th place)

              Maddie spelled these words correctly:  maraca, ambiguity, and buccaneer before she went down on triumvirate.

             Josh Spielman, Denver School of the Arts, (34th place)

              Josh spelled these words correctly:  windily, conjecture, and influenza before he went down on doctrinaire.

Linda Schiller
Himanvi Kopuri
Annika Moen
Kate Burnite
Kevin Vick
Sydney Oswald
Jackson Hicks
Maddie Kerr
Josh Spielman
Dylan Salzman
Riley Somo
Jacob Durso-Sabina

 
Raphael Lawrence
Danny Sarché Sara Khorchidian
 


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