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Friday, May 10, 2013

Flatbush Students Excel At Year-End WordWright Challenge!

A team of students representing the Yeshivah of Flatbush recently won highest honors in the year-end standings of 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 high school teams from all across the country, the school’s ninth graders placed sixth in the nation in the cumulative standings at the end of the four meets held this year. The school’s eleventh graders placed second in the nation in the year’s final meet.

Two of the school’s students won highest honors for year-long individual achievement as well: Freshmen Dylan Sutton was the third highest-scoring ninth grader in the entire country in the year-end cumulative standings, while junior Andrew Hersh tied for sixth place among all participating eleventh graders.

Students who excelled in the year’s final meet, held in April, included freshmen Chiya Abramowitz, Esther Bildirrici, Victoria Gindi, and Dylan Sutton, sophmores Sarah Levy (who earned a perfect score), Rosie Douck, and Virginia Dweck; and junior Raizy Cohen (who earned a perfect score).

The Flatbush WordWright teams are supervised by Mrs. Shifra Hanon.