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Monday, November 21, 2011

Students Shine in WordMasters Challenge!!

Four teams of students representing the Yeshivah of Flatbush recently won highest honors in this year's WordMasters Challenge, a national competition for high school students requiring close reading and analysis of many different kinds of prose and poetry. Participating with 548 school teams from all across the country, the school's ninth graders tied for fourth place in the nation in the year's first meet, held in October, while its tenth graders tied for seventh place, and its eleventh and twelfth graders both placed first in the nation. The teams were supervised by Shifra Hanon.

Several of the school's students won high honors for individual achievement as well: Sophomore Sam Franco, Juniors Hymie Anteby, Norman Greenberg and Rivka Last and seniors Yaron Marciano and Eliana Schwartz all earned perfect scores in the meet, while in the entire country only 25 tenth graders, only 10 eleventh graders and only five twelfth graders did so. At the same time, freshmen Joey Cohen, Florence Dweck, Sara Natkin, Rebecca Zami and Shani Zenilman, sophomores Andrew Hirsh, Bob Husni and Albert Mishan, Juniors Rachel Erani, Jessamyn Sutton and Tali Zenilman placed, respectively, among the 65 highest-scoring ninth graders, the 108 highest - scoring tenth graders, the 32 highest-scoring eleventh graders, and the 36 highest-scoring twelfth graders nationwide. More than 54,000 students from across the country (and from four foreign nations) participated in the meet.