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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WordWright: February Results

Four teams of students representing the Yeshivah of Flatbush recently won high 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 600 school teams from all across the country, the school’s ninth and tenth graders both placed first in the nation in the year’s third meet, held in February. At the same time, its eleventh graders placed third in the nation and its twelfth graders tied for second place in the nation.

Students at the school who won high individual honors in the meet included freshmen Michael Feldman, Claire Lessler, Nancy Ades, Sylvia Ashkenazie, Jack Tawil, Charlie Ades, Sonny Cayre, Dorette Dayan, Mary Ftiha, Aida Hasson, Carolyn Kassin, and Fortune Manopla; sophomores Isaac Farhi and Avraham Tessone (both of whom earned perfect scores), David Azrak, Allan Kurland, Esther Levy, Sara Shtaynberger, and Raymond Betesh; juniors Sari Esses, Rachel Isayev, Emily Waingort, Linda Banbahji, Victoria Gindi, Jennifer Maleh, Evelyn Tawil, Frieda Zeitoune, Joseph Balassiano, Zachary Fernandez, Rachel Nussbaum, and Daniel Zalzman; and seniors Caryn Darmoni, Sarah Shalam, Jonathan Fuzailov, Ruth Mosseri, Michael Shamah, Samuel Silverman, Samuel Dayan, Rosie Ovadia, Zipora Setton, and Robert Soffer. More than 60,000 students from across the country participated in the meet. The students were supervised by Mrs. Shifra Hanon.