Seniors Earn Fourteenth in the Nation at WordWright Challenge
In this year's third meet of the WordWright Challenge, 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 686 school teams from across the country. Archmere's twelfth graders tied for fourteenth place in the nation.
Students at the school who achieved outstanding individual results in the meet included juniors Alex Lu and Aislin Smeader and seniors Bailey Larmore, Gabrielle Hogan, Lauren Simpson, and Lauren Wilson. Archmere English Teacher Stephen Klinge supervised the students.
More than 64,000 students from 48 states across the country participated in the meet. The texts for the third WordWright meet this year were a short story by Colum McCann for 9th and 10th graders and a pair of poems by Wallace Stevens and Richard Wilbur for 11th and 12th graders.