WordMasters 2020

Seven Students Earn Outstanding Results in WordMasters Challenge
Posted on 01/03/2021
WordMastersChallenge.comSeven Inver Grove Heights Schools students achieved outstanding scores in this year’s WordMasters Challenge, including one perfect score. The WordMasters Challenge is a national vocabulary competition that tests each student’s critical thinking skills. Students become familiar with a set of words that are considerably harder than grade level, and then they 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 high school students, the WordMasters Challenge™ is for students in grades 3-8.

This year Pine Bend Elementary School third grader Mila Sarver earned a perfect score of 20 in the difficult Blue Division. Nationally, only 42 third graders achieved this result. Pine Bend third graders Hayley Chatleain and Tyler Olson also achieved outstanding results.

In the very difficult Gold Division, Atheneum Gifted Magnet Program third graders Penny Miller, Lenora Gold, and Daphne Martin, and fifth grader Alexis To also achieved outstanding results.

Students were coached by Pine Bend’s Nancy Gagne and Atheneum’s Joyce Ursin and Kim Westra. Thank you to the coaches, and congratulations to all of the students!