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Students Achieve Honors at 2018-19 WordMasters Challenge: Meet 3

June 5, 2019

Wordmasters Challenge LogoEach 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 third and final meet of the 2018-19 WordMasters Challenge™ program.

Fabyan Elementary School: Competing in the very difficult Gold Division, fourth-grader Sasha Costello earned a perfect score of 20; nationally, only 55 fourth-graders achieved this result. Other students from Fabyan who achieved outstanding results include fourth-grader Melanie Goodfellow.

Geneva Middle School North: The eighth-grade team scored an impressive 192 points out of a possible 200 in this meet, placing second in the nation. The eight-graders also placed second nationally in the overall competition, with a cumulative score of 569 points out of 600. Competing in the difficult Blue Division, eighth-graders Molly Cowett and Matt Gariti each earned a perfect score of 20. Nationally, only 25 eighth-graders achieved this result. Other students from North who achieved outstanding results include eighth-graders Kody Clarke, Carter Cook, Caitlin Gallagher, John Henderson, Gino Ianno, OJ Julian, Luke Perrotta, and Pablo Zamora. 

Harrison Street Elementary School: Competing in the very difficult Gold Division, fourth-grader Lucas Meyers and fifth-grader Mack Biesk each earned a perfect score of 20; nationally, only 55 fourth-graders and 134 fifth-graders achieved this result. Other students from Harrison who achieved outstanding results include fourth-graders Will Brown, Tessa Helfer, and Joey Swanson, and fifth-grader Ellie Haberthur. Biesk also earned Individual Highest Honors in the overall competition with a cumulative score of 60 out of a possible 60 points. Highest Honors are reserved for students who place among the top 10-15 students in their division.

Mill Creek Elementary School: Competing in the very difficult Gold Division, fifth-graders John Chang, Kirill Lunin, and Kyle Sugar each earned a perfect score of 20; nationally, only 134 fifth-graders achieved this result. Other students from Mill Creek who achieved outstanding results include third-graders Mathew Haughan, Brooke Lisle, and Peyton Weiss, and fifth-grader Ethan Ellis. Haughan also earned Individual Highest Honors in the overall competition with a cumulative score of 56 out of 60 points. Highest Honors are reserved for students who place among the top 10-15 students in their division.

Western Avenue School: Competing in the very difficult Gold Division, fourth-grader Andrew Lee earned a cumulative score of 58 out of 60 points. Highest Honors are reserved for students who place among the top 10-15 students in their division.

Williamsburg Elementary School: Competing in the very difficult Gold Division, third-grader Albert Pavlovic and fourth-grader Gianna Oxler each earned a perfect score of 20. Nationally, only 15 third-graders and 55 fourth-graders achieved this result. Other Williamsburg students who achieved outstanding results include fourth-grader Rex Pomaro and fifth-graderes Cate Costello, Evan Jarot, Gabe Schwab, Cole Steben, and Lucy Webster. Pavlovic also earned Individual Highest Honors with a cumulative score of 56 out of 60. Honors are reserved for students who place among the top 10-15 students in their division.

 

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.