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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Students Score High in WordWright Challenge

Two 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 596 school teams from all across the country, the school's ninth graders tied for eleventh place in the nation in the year's first meet, held in October. At the same time, the school's eleventh graders tied for fifteenth place in the nation.

Students at the school who won highest individual honors in the meet included ninth graders Florence Deutsch, Sheila L. Franco, and Mimi Lazerowitz; tenth graders Yola Haber (who earned a perfect score) and Max Edeson; eleventh graders Eliane Aini, Rosie Douek, Louis Franco, Sarah Levy, and Bobby Soffer; and twelfth graders Daniel Cohen, Shira Cygler, and Chana Sitt. Ninth grader Judy Shalam earned honorable mention. More than 69,000 students from across the country participated in the meet. The students were supervised by Shifra Hanon. ~Rosie Douek