Nationally Named Masters of Words

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Two teams representing Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School recently earned the highest honors in the 2017-18 WordMasters Challenge! This challenge is a national vocabulary competition that nearly 150,000 students participate in annually.

In addition, fifth-grader Amelia Freiberger also earned individual Highest Honors in the overall competition with a cumulative score of 58 out of a possible 60 points. Highest Honors are reserved for students who place among the top 10-15 students in their division. Over 18,000 fifth grade students participated.

Overall, the TJL fourth grade team placed third nationally among 293 schools in the overall competition with a cumulative score of 558 points out of a possible 600 for the 2017-18 school year. The fifth grade team finished the year in fifth place from among 315 teams, with a total of 547 points.

The following students finished with High Honors:
From grade four: Rhys Walter. Jackson Dunham, Anna Clayton, Julian Tchinnis, Talia Steinberg, Brendan Schmitt, Ava Vandor, Christopher Palermo, Abigail Durham, Joseph Attonito, Elijah Asaro, & Porter Coleman.
From grade five: Amelia Freiberger, Delilah Shapiro, Hartley Semmes, Emily Xie, Peter Rocco, Samantha Urmaza, Leah Vapnyar, Francis DeGregorio, Eliza Michalopoulos, Noah Tognon, Riley Kast & Quinn Johnson-Wemyss.

Congratulations to all of these outstanding students!