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Framingham Honors 10 Student WordMasters

WordMasters is a vocabulary competition. Tuesday, 10 Framingham students in grades 3-8 were honored for having the best overall score in their grade level.

2013-14 WordMasters students honored at the Framingham School Committee. Credit: Susan Scully Petroni
2013-14 WordMasters students honored at the Framingham School Committee. Credit: Susan Scully Petroni
Nationally, 225,000 students compete in WordMasters, a vocabulary competition based on completing analogies.

Tuesday night, the Framingham School Committee recognized Framingham's best WordMasters.

The WordMasters program in the Framingham Public Schools is sponsored by the gifted and talented program (SAGE), overseen by director Diane Modest. The program is offered to all students in grades 3-8 in the Framingham Public Schools.

This year, three students in Framingham scored nationally. They were: 

  • Atharva Weling of Hemenway Elementary, Grade 5
  • Katie Ellsworth of Fuller Middle, Grade 6
  • Varun Tekur of Walsh Middle, Grade 8
Those three were honored along with the following students, who had the highest overall average over three WordMasters challenges in their grade or team. 

  • Molly O'Mara, Hemenway Elementary, grade 3
  • Aditya Weling, Hemenway Elementary, grade 3
  • Jake Cahn, Potter Road Elementary, grade 3
  • Noah Marshall, Hemenway Elementary, grade 4
  • Martine Schwan, Potter Road Elementary, grade 4
  • Sophie Stick, McCarthy Elementary, grade 5
  • Ayushi Shirke, Walsh Middle, grade 7
In WordMasters, students master 75 interesting and rigorous vocabulary words, which are used to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships.

Working to solve the analogies helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically, said Modest.

Each student was awarded a WordMasters medal and given a certificate.
Susan Petroni June 18, 2014 at 06:52 AM
They will appear tomorrow. I could only write so much after a 4 hour School Committee meeting! Patch is not a newsroom full of reporters but just me. Thanks for your patience!
Pam Sebor-Cable June 18, 2014 at 08:27 AM
Thanks Susan- great work covering a LONG session!

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