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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WordWright Challenge Success!

The teams of students representing the Yeshivah of Flatbush recently won highest honors in this year’s WordWright Challenge, a national competition for high school students requiring close reading and analysis of many different kinds of prose and poetry. Participating with 582 school teams from all across the country, the school’s ninth grades placed third in the nation in the year’s second meet, held in December. At the same time, the school’s tenth grades placed fifth in the nation, and its eleventh graders placed second in the nation.

Students at the school who achieved outstanding results in the meet included freshman Albert Dweck, who was one of only two ninth graders in the entire country to earn a perfect score, sophomore Joyce Nassar, who was one of only six tenth graders to do the same, and junior Andrew Hersh, who was one of only fifteen perfect scorers at the eleventh grade level. Near-perfect scorers were freshmen Dylan Sutton, Carol Sabbagh, and Victoria Gindi; sophomore Abie Tawil; juniors Shira Cygler, Ely Kattan, Joey Dweck, and Michael Tawil; and seniors Adam Herkovitz and Daniel Schuster. Freshmen Joseph Balassiano, Lea Linfield, and Albert Rahmey all earned honorable mention. More than 58,000 students from across the country (and from four foreign nations) participated in the meet. All students were supervised by Shifra Hanon.