Seniors Earn Fifth in the Nation at WordWright Challenge; Abby Lontz and Madeline Singh Earn Perfect Scores
In this year's third meet of the WordWright Challenge, two teams of Archmere students won high honors. Held in February, the Challenge, a national competition for high school students requiring close reading and analysis of prose and poetry, included 693 school teams from across the country. Archmere's eleventh graders placed eleventh in the nation and the twelfth graders placed fifth in the nation.
Students who won high individual honors in the meet included juniors Mikey Albero, Ali Curren, Lauren Wilson, Caroline Antunes, and Gabby Hogan; and seniors Abel Chen, Rebecca deHeer, Caroline Donovan, and Emily Lugg. Seniors Abby Lontz and Madeline Singh both earned perfect scores.
More than 64,000 students from 48 states across the country participated in the meet. Archmere English Teacher Stephen Klinge supervised the students. The texts for the third WordWright meet this year were a pair of essays by Francine Prose nad Colin Harrison. The students will participate in one more meet over the coming months, and medal and certificates will be awarded in June to those who have achieved and/or progressed the most in the course of the year.