The Pearl River English 10 Honors Blue team has achieved highest honors in the year-end standings for the WordWright Challenge, a national competition with 693 high school teams participating. The team of sophomores tied for fourteenth place in the nation in the cumulative standings at the end of the four meets held this year. While not winning year-long honors, the school’s AP English Literature class of eleventh graders tied in fourteenth place in the nation for their scores in year’s final meet. The teams were supervised by Eileen Shepard and Doreen Arney.
Two of the school’s students won highest honors for a year-long individual achievement as well. Sophomore Grace Lynch was one of the eight highest-ranked tenth graders in the country in the year-end cumulative standings, while her teammate Kaileigh O’Sullivan was one of the 13 highest-ranked tenth graders nationwide.
Students at Pearl River High School who excelled in the final meet, held in April, included sophomores Nora Longing, Grace Lynch, and Kelly Surlis; and juniors Danielle MacMaster, James McAllister, and Ella Sirakovsky.
Congratulations to all these students and their fellow Pearl River High School teammates for their fine efforts in these competitions!