RHCDS Places 9th in Nation in WordMasters Challenge
Rolling Hills Country Day School is proud to share this press release from WordMasters Challenge. Congratulations to our Grade 8 students whose hard work and dedication earned them ninth place in the nation! Special congratulations to Macie C. in Grade 7 and Cailyn L. in Grade 8, who competed in the very difficult Gold Division!
Below is a press release from WordMasters Challenge:
A team representing Rolling Hills Country Day School achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. The eighth grade team scored an impressive 163 points out of a possible 200 in the first of three meets this year, placing ninth in the nation.
Competing in the very difficult Gold Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, students from Rolling Hills Country Day School who achieved outstanding results in the meet include seventh grader Macie C. and eighth grader Cailyn L. The students were coached in preparation for the WordMasters Challenge™ by Mrs. Johns-Campbell and Mrs. Favreau.
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.