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Monday, June 1, 2015

WordWright: May 2015 Results

Four teams of students representing the Yeshivah of Flatbush recently won highest honors in 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 600 high school teams from all across the county, the school’s ninth graders placed sixth in the nation in the cumulative standings at the end of the four meets held this year. At the same time, the school’s tenth graders tied for sixth place in the nation, its eleventh graders tied for second place in the nation, and its twelfth graders placed first place in the nation. The teams were supervised by Ms. Shifra Hanon.

Seven of the school’s students won highest honors for year-long individual achievement as well: Freshman Michael Feldman was one the four highest-scoring ninth graders in the entire country in the year-end cumulative standings, while freshman Claire Lessler was one of the eight highest-scoring ninth graders nationwide. Sophomore Avraham Tessone placed among the 24 highest scoring tenth graders nationwide, while junior Victoria Gindi was one of the four highest-scoring eleventh graders, junior Dylan Sutton one of the 16 highest-scoring eleventh graders, senior Louis Franco one of the four highest-scoring twelfth graders and senior Sarah Levy one the nine highest-scoring twelfth graders nationwide.