A team of students representing Divine Savior Academy recently won high honors in this year???s first WordWright Challenge, a national competition for high school students requiring close reading and analysis of many different kinds of prose and poetry. Participating with 693 school teams from all across the country, Divine Savior???s eleventh graders tied for twelfth place among all teams competing at this grade level.??Mr. Ryan Kirchoff, who oversees the meet at Divine Savior, was very pleased with the team results. “Having an entire class recognized for their performance on the WordWright is a testament to how our students are improving their reading and literary analysis skills.”
Juniors Jaxson Landwehr and Ashley Maharaj led the team with perfect scores in this Challenge. Senior Miranda Fernandez also earned a perfect score.
The texts for this WordWright meet were a pair of poems by Wilfred Owen and Henry Reed for 9th and 10th graders and a short story by Katherine Anne Porter for 11th and 12th graders. The students will participate in three more meets over the coming months, and medals and certificates will be awarded in June to those who achieve and/or progress the most in the course of the year.