Hank Young Receives Perfect Score on Second Meet of Word Masters Competition

We are elated to announce that 4th grader, Hank Young, received a perfect score on the second and final meet of the 2017 Word Masters Competition. Please read the official press release that follows which details Hank’s accomplishments, and help us in applauding Hank on his remarkable achievement!

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May 2017

A student representing The Guthrie School recently received a perfect score in the last of three meets in this year’s WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually.

Competing in the difficult Blue Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, fourth grader Hank Young earned a perfect score of 20 on the challenge. Nationally, only 41 fourth graders achieved this result.

The students from The Guthrie School were coached in preparation for the WordMasters Challenge™ by Meredith Guthrie.

The WordMasters Challenge™ is an exercise in critical thinking that first encourages students to become familiar with a set of interesting new words (considerably harder than grade level), and then challenges them to use the words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships. Working to solve the analogies helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically. Although most vocabulary enrichment and analogy-solving programs are designed to be used by high school students, WordMasters 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.

The WordMasters Challenge™ program is administered by a company based in Indianapolis, Indiana, which is dedicated to inspiring high achievement in American schools. Further information is available at the company’s website: http://www.wordmasterschallenge.com.