The D7 wordsmiths are at it again showing their skills in the WordMasters Challenge - national competition for students in grades 3-8 that encourages growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning. Unlike other language arts competitions for this age group - which focus on grammar, punctuation, spelling and other language mechanics - the WordMasters Challenge helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically.
For the first WordMasters Challenge of the year six D7 students won highest honors and earned perfect scores in the Gold Division. Congratulations to Sarah Grace Fluckiger, Miles Keller, Brice Krydynski, Will Love, Samuel Markley and Sam Mitchell. Nationwide only 95 fourth grade students in the nation, out of more than 2200 students that participated, earned a perfect score in the first challenge meet in the Gold Division. Bravo!