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272 spellers competed in the 2017 Colorado State Spelling Bee.  Of those, 33 spellers made the finals.  Fifteen of the finalists were Denver Public School spellers.
      
               Faith Baca, RMSEL, 8th grade, (champion)
 
                        
Faith spelled all of these words correctly:  stucco, hominy, haiku, foliate, accommodate, azimuth, algorithm, exacerbate, Bobadil, pickelhaube, biscuit, brevity, uncouth, rhea, barratry, beriberi, rubefacient, rosalia, tachyon, phenotype, splanchnology, and rhabdoid.
   
            Edwin Wojcik, DSST Conservatory Green, 8th grade, (3rd place)
 
                    Edwin spelled all of these words correctly:  finale, clementine, mootable, impasse, oregano, parapet, anomaly, detente, euthanasia, salaam, salute, peekaboo, sauciness, discalced, hoya, ursine, accrescent, and roux before he went down on sterlet.
  
            Maria Ciobanu, Denver School of the Arts, 6th grade, (4th place)
  
                    Maria spelled all of these words correctly:  guitar, alligator, shogun, juggernaut, wanton, opossum, chary, zucchini, philately, cappelletti, fasten, elicit, Sicily, surmountable, regurgitant, and hypochondria before she went out on roleo.
  
            Angelina Holm, University Park Elementary School, 5th grade, (4th place)
  
                    Angelina spelled all of these words correctly:  fidelity, wiseacre, langosta, macadamia, staccato, herpetology, batik, ocarina, taiga, Croesus, wane, inversion, recursive, sloganeer, and dolce before she went down on dorado.
  
            Carter Ottele, Denver School of the Arts, 8th grade, (4th place)
 
                    Carter spelled all of these words correctly:  bruin, kahuna, autobahn, ingenious, amphibious, troika, mesmerize, egregious, douane, weimaraner, thorough, quarry, yang, hydrate, scandium, and ronin before he went out on dittany.
 
            Alyssa Robertson, Hamilton Middle School, 7th grade, (11th place)
  
                    Alyssa spelled all of these words correctly:  chutney, feldspar, quiche, hygiene, fastidious, tsunami, facetious, zinnia, paparazzo, fete, wounded, covert, magnific, and prodition before she went down on doublure.
  
            Zach Long, Slavens School, 6th grade,  (12th place)
  
                    Zach spelled all of these words correctly:  mentor, benefactor, mantilla, babushka, mystique, femininity, tritium, hafiz, rottweiler, dossier, placards, warrior, and enzyme before he went out on elucidate.
  
            Sarah Young, Slavens School, 8th grade, (12th place)
  
                    Sarah spelled all of these words correctly:  jovial, pampas, odori, schnauzer, precipitate, picaresque, rapport, embarcadero, Wiccan, sarsaparilla, doleful, multitude, and interrelate before she went down on annexation.
  
            Thomas Flint, Denver Discovery School, 7th grade,  (16th place)
 
                    Thomas spelled all of these words correctly:  nightingale, matinee, potash, omnipotent, malihini, erudite, kuruma, dahlia, Romaji, debacle, crawled, and Wales before he went out on dunnage.
  
            Finn Hilty, Denver School of the Arts, 6th grade,  (16th place)
  
                    Finn spelled all of these words correctly:  jute, alfalfa, innate, bravura, ergonomic, eiderdown, coffle, tamarind, cacophony, ipecac, clearing, and sensory before he went down on purblind.
   
            Jake Faulk, Slavens School, 7th grade, (19th place)
 
                    Jake spelled all of these words correctly:  geode, layette, lariat, boysenberry, Meistersinger, spiringbok, notochord, virgule, jacamar, Baedeker, and lullaby before he went out on transferred.
  
            Benjamin Holland, Cory Elementary School, 5th grade, (21st place)
  
                    Benjamin spelled all of these words correctly:  safari, cognition, pumpernickel, klompen, duenna, Cossack, diphthong, conquistador, prabhu, and lahar before he went out on mar.
 
            Ben Abram, Slavens School, 8th grade, (27th place)
 
                    Ben spelled all of these words correctly:  sushi, imperative, and croquet before he went out on colloquial.
 
            Sam Holland, Cory Elementary School, 4th grade, (27th place)
  
                    Sam spelled all of these words correctly:  yacht, gondola, and quell before he went down on intractable.
 
            Grady Redding, Slavens School, 7th grade, (32nd place)
  
                    Grady spelled pueblo correctly before he went out on vibrato.

 


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