Feb. 4, 2019
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 first meet of the 2018-19 WordMasters Challenge™ program.
Geneva Middle School North: The eighth-grade team
scored an impressive 189 points out of a possible 200, placing fifth in the
nation. Competing in the difficult Blue Division, eighth-graders Evevlyn Griffith and Abby Hechy, each earned
a perfect score of 20 on the challenge. Nationally, only 37 eighth-graders achieved this result. Other
students at Geneva Middle School North
who achieved outstanding results in the first meet of the year include eighth-graders James Geismann, Rilee Hasegawa,
Justin Huynk, Braeden Kraus, and Rose Ralston. Mill Creek Elementary School: Competing in the very difficult Gold Division, third-grader Matthew Haughan and fourth-grader Nova Walker each earned a perfect score of 20. Nationally, only 11 third-graders and 58 fourth-graders achieved this result. Other students from Mill Creek who achieved outstanding results in the meet include third-grader Lana Bonnike and fourth-graders Casey Bean, Eleanor Costlow, and Julia Swierczewski.
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