WordMasters Challenge

ISD 199 Elementary Students Compete in WordMasters Challenge
Posted on 06/01/2018
WordMasters Challenge logo www.wordmasterschallenge.comMore than 50 elementary students represented Inver Grove Heights Schools at the annual WordMasters Challenge this May. The challenge is a vocabulary competition that introduces students in grades 3-8 to words that are considerably above grade-level and challenges them to complete analogies that express logical relationships. Atheneum Gifted Magnet Program 5th graders Jameson Dolphy and Kartik Saravanpandi competed in the most difficult Gold Division and earned perfect scores.

Students from Hilltop Elementary School, Pine Bend Elementary School, and Salem Hills Elementary School’s Atheneum Program competed against nearly 150,000 other students during the three rounds of this year’s WordMasters Challenge. In the third round, 5th graders Jameson and Kartik earned perfect scores of 20 on the challenge. They were two of only 65 students in the country to do so. Jameson also earned 1st place in the 5th grade Gold Division. Atheneum 3rd grader Faith Agada earned 1st place in the 3rd grade Gold Division and earned the most points of any ISD 199 student with 52 points out of 60.

In the Blue Division, Pine Bend students placed first in each category. Nathan Schmotter earned 1st in the Grade 3 Blue Division, Allison Loeber and Stephen Yassa tied for 1st in the Grade 4 Blue Division, and Jenna Schmotter earned 1st in the Grade 5 Blue Division.

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in this challenge!