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Monday, December 7, 2015

WordWright Challenge: October Results

Two 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 631 school terms from all across the country, the school's twelfth graders placed fourth and the eleventh graders tied for eighth place in the nation in the year's first meet, held in October.

Yeshivah of Flatbush students who achieved outstanding individual results in the meet included sophomores Shlomo Bukai, Eli Feldman and Rachel Wolf; juniors, Samantha Chabot, Florence Deutsch, Mimi Lazerowitz, Esther Levy and Sarah Sasson; and seniors Max Edeson, Aida Franco, Leah Linfield, Gabriel Vizgan and Miriam Zenilman. More than 63,000 students from 48 states participated in the meet. The students were supervised by Pathfinders coordinator, Ms. Shifra Hanon.