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25 DCSD Students headed to the state spelling bee

CASTLE ROCK – A total of 25 students ranging from fourth to eighth-grade will represent Douglas County in March, during the 2014 Colorado State Spelling Bee.

The students earned their spots on the DCSD team on February 1, during the District Spelling Bee, which was held at Castle Rock Middle School. During the event the kids had to conquer a writing test and the traditional oral spelling competition.


The top three spellers were:

  1. Shreya Nallapati
    Rocky Heights Middle School
  2. Joseph Parsons
    SkyView Academy
  3. Michael Loomer
    Sierra Middle School


The following 25 students will advance to the state spelling bee:

  • Nicolas Alvarez, Soaring Hawk Elementary
  • Meghna Bagchi, American Academy
  • Matthew Brown, STEM
  • Sydney Brown, Cherokee Trail Elementary
  • Madeleine Cassic, Ranch View Middle School
  • Paradisio Dante, Renaissance Expeditionary Learning Outdoor Bound School
  • Chetan Dholakiya, Cresthill Middle School
  • Kendall Downs, Sky View Academy
  • Mreedul Gupta, Arrowwood Elementary
  • Luke Hasselback, Larkspur Elementary
  • Alexia Hayes, Cimarron Middle School
  • Etash Kalra, Challenge to Excellence
  • Tara Kuyilath, Bear Canyon Elementary
  • Deepesh Lakkaraju, Platte River Academy
  • Aurora Levy, Pine Lane Intermediate
  • Michael Loomer, Sierra Middle School
  • Shreya Nallapati, Rocky Heights Middle School
  • Mirabel Nguyen, Heritage Elementary
  • Joseph Parsons, Sky View Academy
  • Catrina Pham, Redstone Elementary
  • Isaac Resnikoff, Acres Green Elementary
  • Leyly Sakhatova, Mesa Middle School
  • Sneha Shinde, Cresthill Middle School
  • Grace Sjaastad, Pine Lane Intermediate
  • Karen Yi, Rocky Heights Middle School

The 2014 Spelling Bee will be held March 8 in the Mile High Ballroom of the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver.

February 6, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category:

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