Ascension Seniors Earn Wordwright Honors

Congratulations to Liam Sheehy and Sammi Davis for winning high honors in the first Wordwright Challenge of the school year.

Liam was one of only six seniors in the entire country to earn a perfect score. And Sammie was one of 32 seniors in the country to miss only one. question.

The premise behind the WordWright Challenge is that attentive reading and sensitivity to language are among the most important skills students acquire in school. Students must analyze text ranging from short fiction to poetry to essays. The texts vary widely in voice, subject, tone and length while maintaining similar style.

The texts for the first WordWright meet this year were an essay by George Orwell for 9th and 10th graders and a short story by John Updike 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 improve the most in the course of the year.