Each year, students across Geneva CUSD 304 participate in a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 participants. The WordMasters Challenge™ is an exercise in critical thinking that holds three meets each year. The following are students who have been recognized from the second meet of the program.
Geneva Middle School
North: The eighth-grade team
scored an impressive 188 points out of a possible 200, placing first in the
nation. Competing in the difficult Blue Division, eighth-graders Molly Cowett,
Matt Gariti, and Braeden Kraus each earned a perfect score of 20 on the
challenge. Nationally, only 17 eighth-graders achieved this result. Other
students from North who achieved outstanding results include eighth-graders
Mick Lawrence and Allie Morris.
Harrison Street Elementary School: The fourth-grade team scored an impressive 182
points out of a possible 200, placing 10th in the nation. Competing in the very difficult Gold Division, fourth-graders
Tessa Helfers and Claire Totman, and fifth-graders Mack Biesk and Ellie
Haberthur each earned a perfect score of 20 on the challenge. Nationally, only
29 fourth-graders and 61 fifth-graders achieved this result. Other students
from Harrison who achieved outstanding results include fourth-grader Adrian
Mill Creek Elementary
School: Competing in the very
difficult Gold Division, fifth-grader Matthew Lemke earned a perfect score of
20; nationally, only 61 fifth-graders achieved this result. Other students from
Mill Creek who achieved outstanding results include fourth-grader Eleanor
Costlow and fifth-grader John Chang.
About WordMasters Challenge™
The WordMasters Challenge™ program is administered by a company based in Indianapolis, which is dedicated to inspiring high achievement in American schools. Further information is available at the company’s website: http://www.wordmasterschallenge.com.