DIS sixth-grader earns perfect score in vocabulary challege

Lillie Forbes

Dover Intermediate School sixth-grade student Lillie Forbes earned a perfect score of 20 on the WordMasters Challenge, a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually.

Lillie competed in the difficult Blue Division and was one of only 15 sixth-graders nationally to achieve this perfect score. Students were coached by language arts teacher Jessica Ranallo.

Lillie is the second DIS sixth-grade student to earn a perfect score this year. Roman Lucarelli earned a perfect score in the same division earlier this year.

The WordMasters Challenge is an exercise in critical thinking that first encourages student to become familiar with a set of new words, and then challenges them to use those words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships.

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Volume 9, Issue 11, Posted 10:09 AM, 06.06.2017