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Recipients of 2014 CVEF grants attended a reception on June 19 at Strong School and spoke about their programs. (Photo Credit: Mark Dionne)

Perfect score for two Memorial students


Two students representing Memorial Middle School achieved individual Highest

Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge – a national vocabulary competition

involving nearly 150,000 students annually.

Competing in the Blue Division of the WordMasters Challenge, fifth graders Liya

Simon (left) and Nina Mattison (right) achieved a perfect score of 20 on the third of three

challenges held this school year. Nationally, only 110 fifth graders achieved this

result.

The students were coached in preparation for the WordMasters Challenge by their

respective fifth grade Integrated Day teachers.

The WordMasters Challenge is an exercise in critical thinking that challenges students to use harder than grade level words to complete

analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships.

Although most vocabulary enrichment and analogy-solving programs are designed

for use by high school students, WordMaster Challenge materials have been

specifically created for younger students in grades three through eight. They are

particularly well suited for children who are motivated by the challenge of learning

new words and enjoy the logical puzzles posed by analogies. (Submitted photo)



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