A salute the our Liberty Academy Students for garnering the highest honors in the recent WordMaster Challenge!
Below is a direct quote from WordMasters Challenge
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A team representing Liberty Christian Academy achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. The sixth grade team scored an impressive 182 points out of a possible 200 in the second of three meets this year, placing sixth in the nation.
Competing in the Gold Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, sixth graders Ben Grinshpun and Luca Rosen each earned a perfect score of 20 on the challenge. Nationally, only 18 sixth graders achieved this result. Other students from Liberty Christian Academy who achieved outstanding results in the meet include sixth graders Eli Ameech, Akash Anand and Irshad Guliyev. The students were coached in preparation for the WordMasters Challenge™ by Mandy Jacob.
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 those 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 for use 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.