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Himanvi Kopuri of Hamilton Middle School is the Colorado State Spelling Bee runner-up.  289 spellers from all over Colorado competed.  40 students made it to the final oral spelling bee, nine of them were from DPS.  The other Denver finalists were Tia Karkos (Slavens), 7th place; Danny Sarché (Hamilton) and Jackson Hicks (Hamilton), 9th place; Josh Spielman (DSA), 12th place; Alex Jurich (Hamilton), 15th place; Eva Claire Jarecke (DSA), 24th place;  Annika Moen (RMSEL) and Kevin Vick (Hamilton), 38th place.  Three former DPS students were also state finalists:  Molly Berenbaum (35th place), Shray Chauhan (17th place), and Riley Somo (9th place).  All three were formerly students at Southmoor Elementary.
       
 
     
 Tia Karkos
 Kevin Vick
 Danny Sarché
 Alex Jurich
       
 Jackson Hicks
 Josh Spielman
 Annika Moen
 Eva Claire Jarecke
       

        Himanvi KopuriHamilton Middle School, (2nd place)

              Himanvi spelled these words correctly:  prairie, bequeath, paprika, flamboyant, springbok, serendipity, illogical, fugleman, iridaceous, menagerie, hobbledehoy, dragoon and whortleberry before she went down on billabong

        Tia Karkos, Slavens, (7th place)

                            Tia spelled these words correctly:  pampas, strudel, Argentine, poltergeist, troika, basmati, shoddiness, Websterian, embezzlement, jimberjawed, and aidant before she went down on shoaly.

        Jackson Hicks, Hamilton Middle School, (9th place)

              Jackson spelled these words correctly:  yacht, prosecute, nebbish, oratorio, samovar, innocuous, gyro, cicada, biliousness, and sabermetrics before he went down on ramellose.    

                Danny Sarché, Hamilton Middle School, (9th place)

              Danny spelled these words correctly:  embargo, tamale, ambivalent, nadir, magnanimous, alkali, nativistic, indubitable, ufology, and qwerty before he went down on diluent.

                Josh Spielman, Denver School of the Arts, (12th place)

              Josh spelled these words correctly:  fresco, fandango, cadenza, azimuth, beleaguer, hypocrisy, dedicatee, quotidian, and hyacinth before he went down on nimbed.

                Alex Jurich, Hamilton Middle School, (15th place)

              Alex spelled these words correctly:  stoic, imperative, autopsy, mistletoe, verboten, rapport, haphazard, and neonatology before he went down on Ichabod

                Eva Claire Jarecke, Denver School of the Arts, (24th place)

              Eva Claire spelled these words correctly:  collage, graffiti, etymology, notochord, nachtmusik, and sansei, before she went down on penitent.

             Kevin Vick, Hamilton Middle School, (38th place)

              Kevin spelled angelic correctly before he went down on ramada.

                Annika MoenRocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning, (38th place)

              Annika spelled lucid correctly before she went down on contiguous.

             Riley Somo, Laredo Middle School, (9th place)

                       Riley spelled these words correctly:  knapsack, belay, exuberant, ridiculous, opossum, myriad, nondescript, iambist, fenestrated, and urbiculture before he went down on toadyism.

             Shray Chauhan, Campus Middle School, (17th place)

                       Shray spelled these words correctly:  Spartan, abdicate, biopsy, amphibious, jiva, hierarchy and multiplication before he went down on juggins.

             Molly Berenbaum, Denver Jewish Day School, (38th place)

                       Molly spelled llama and trawl before she went down on seltzer.



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