RMSEL Student Wins Colorado State Spelling Bee! Share Date 3.14.17 Author Sarah Norris RMSEL eighth grader Faith Baca defeated 33 other finalists over the course of 22 rounds. Faith’s winning word? “Rhabdoid”: shaped like a rod. Her next stop is the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 28-June 3 in Maryland. Read about Faith’s spelling journey in this Denver Post article.