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283 spellers competed in the 2018 Colorado State Spelling Bee.  Of those, 28 spellers made the finals.  Thirteen of the finalists were Denver Public School spellers.
      
               Angelina Holm, Denver School of the Arts, 6th grade, (champion)
 
                        
Angelina spelled all of these words correctly:  discipline, beige, Islamic, virtuosa, satori, accommodate, cossack, hierarchy, khor, lahar, marksman, smithy, perforation, warranty, Andes, exothermally, halitosis, vasodilation, anthophilist, bacteriologist, kepi, phyllomorph, hippophagous, killarney, sphalerite, and helminthiasis.
   
            Benjamin Holland, Hamilton Middle School, 6th grade, (2nd place)
 
                    Ben spelled all of these words correctly:  safari, coyote, fandango, jackal, benevolent, gregarious, herpetology, opossum, indigenous, Bildungsroman, maraschino, vault, orphan, revision, vocable, isthmus, adjudicative, legerity, lablab, pharmacopedia, prepollent, ponerology, variorum, cabernet, bourgeoisie, charmeuse, pochade, gerontogeous, lichenophagous, and trigonocerous before he went down on marouflage.
  
            Jake Faulk, Slavens K-8 School, 8th grade, (3rd place)
  
                    Jake spelled all of these words correctly:  rucksack, falsetto, vendetta, haiku, consensus, duenna, beleaguer, koan, anomaly, douane, taiga, adrift, captain, japery, inconvenient, ulna, Michaelmas, canid, debenture, and amimia before he went out on uveitis.
  
            Zach Long, Slavens K-8 School, 7th grade, (3rd place)
  
                    Zach spelled all of these words correctly:  llama, muumuu, hosta, luau, bravura, homburg, perfidy, nadir, basmati, conquistador, weimaraner, stitched, interject, fiduciary, bilingual, kiloton, croustade, notabilia, chevre, and parfleche before he went down on feldspathic.
  
            Mia George, Denver Discovery School, 8th grade, (7th place)
 
                    Mia spelled all of these words correctly:  foyer, predicate, alligator, kahuna, ingenious, foliate, pacifism, erudite, Eocene, caballero, exacerbate, chard, saucer, plasticity, begrudgingly, minify, and keratin before she went out on fogle.
 
            Maria Ciobanu, Denver School of the Arts, 7th grade, (7th place)
  
                    Maria spelled all of these words correctly:  pretzel, sultan, guitar, liverwurst, orthodox, geisha, Swahili, julep, genre, tamarind, fennec, stance, prequel, dibble, proclivity, exfoliate, and Pisces before she went down on cadre.
  
            Alyssa Robertson, Hamilton Middle School, 8th grade,  (10th place)
  
                    Alyssa spelled all of these words correctly:  baton, saxophone, inferno, canasta, arsenal, suave, kama, maladroit, mesmerize, mnemonic, Baedeker, curtains, brittle, glossary, sporadic, and neuron,  before she went out on constatation.
  
            Finn Hilty, Denver School of the Arts, 7th grade, (10th place)
  
                    Finn spelled all of these words correctly:   hurricane, grotto, hurdle, shogun, rotunda, hacienda, bolivar, kudzu, glockenspiel, sassafras, rottweiler, ragged, essayist, inconsiderate, clemency, and trinity before he went down on usurious.
  
            Thomas Flint, Denver Discovery School, 7th grade,  (13th place)
 
                    Thomas spelled all of these words correctly:  caboose, condor, diatribe, morgue, asterisk, rhinoceros, fastidious, entourage, serendipity, Buddhism, snuggle, inclusion, luscious, and restitution before he went out on contingency.
  
            Bryson Browning, Cory Elementary School, 5th grade,  (13th place)
  
                    Bryson spelled all of these words correctly:  alcove, finale, ramen, pumpernickel, semolina, sayonara, wanton, marzipan, facetious, femininity, ingenue, dampen, scoffed, constitution, and inverted before he went down on abnegation.
   
            Lindsay Sieja, Polaris at Ebert, 5th grade, (15th place)
 
                    Lindsay spelled all of these words correctly:   mahimahi, dross, vibrato, autobahn, blithe, triumvirate, borzoi, samovar, fusillade, shrieval, stumbled, panelist, and alibi, before she went out on attestation.
  
            Grant Wiebe, McAuliffe International School, 6th grade, (22nd place)
  
                    Grant spelled all of these words correctly:  geothermal, crescent, trauma, caucus, omnivorous, Argentine, lieutenant, kasha, mozzarella, and coffle before he went out on perestroika.
 
            Grady Redding, Slavens K-8 School, 8th grade, (27th place)
  
                    Grady spelled all of the following words correctly:  dungaree, stucco, stoic, boutique, vulcanize, and junta before he went out on Backstein.

 


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