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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

WordMasters May Results

Four teams of students representing Yeshivah of Flatbush recently won highest honors in the year end standing of 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 high school teams from all across the country, the school's ninth graders placed first in the nation, in the cumulative standing and the end of the four meets held this year. At the same time, our tenth graders placed second in the nation, eleventh graders tied for sixth in the nation, and the twelfth graders placed first in the nation. The teams were supervised by Mrs. Shifra Hanon.

In addition, we are proud to congratulate our students who have won highest honors for year long individual achievement. Freshmen Sarah Levy and Rebecca Zami, Sophomores Bob Husni and Andrew Hersh all placed among the 22 highest-ranked students at their respective grade levels. Andrew Hersh was one of the two highest rated tenth graders rated nationwide.

Several students earned outstanding results in the year's final meet, held in April: Freshmen Abie Tawil and Victor Zeitoune and Seniors Raquel Lifschutz and Rachel Weintraub all earned perfect scores in this meet, while in the entire country only seven ninth graders and only 19 twelfth graders did so.

Others who excelled in this meet include  the following:

Eddie Farhi
Sarah Levy
Joey Cohen
Rosie Doveck
Raquel Shalam
Jacob Silvera

Michele Schewe
Joey Betesh
Joy Feinberg
Ralph Guindi
Bob Husni

Daniel Cizma
Jennifer Lipschitz

A special congratulations to all of our honored students!