Cedar Mountain student wins WordMasters

| 21 Feb 2012 | 10:42

    VERNON - -Fourth grader Daniel Wellman of Cedar Mountain School recently won highest honors in this year's WordMasters Challenge n a national language arts competition entered by over 240,000 students annually, which consists of three separate meets held at intervals during the school year. Competing in the difficult Blue Division of the Challenge, Wellman was one of only 65 fourth graders in the nation to earn a perfect score in the year's second meet. The school's students were coached in preparation for the Challenge by Arleen Hill. The WordMasters Challenge is an exercise in critical thinking which first encourages students to become familiar with a set of interesting new words then challenges them to use those words to complete analogies. The Challenge helps students to think both analytically and metaphorically. The WordMasters materials have been specifically designed for younger students, in grades three through eight. They are particularly well suited for able and interested children, who rise to the challenge of learning new words and enjoy the logical puzzles posed by analogies.