Shamrocks excel in 2020-2021 WordWright competitions
Congratulations to our 2020-2021 WordWright Scholars:
Samuel Gomez '21
Thomas Shea '21
David Mondrusov '22
Will Carstens '23 Dylan Grewe '23
Jack Sharkey '23
These scholars excelled in all four WordWright competitions this school year and earned the highest honors for their performances.
The WordWright Challenge is a national reading competition for students in grades 9 through 12 that requires analytical reading of many kinds of prose and poetry. It emphasizes perceptive interpretation, sensitivity to language, and an appreciation of style. More than 64,000 students from some of the best public and private high schools in 48 states participated last year.
The WordWright Challenge is useful as preparation for the verbal SAT I, the SAT II in English, and the English Advanced Placement exams in language and literature. All Detroit Catholic Central scholars in Honors English and AP English classes compete in the Challenge.
Several days before each WordWright Challengestudents are given a list of all the potentially difficult vocabulary words and literary terms that they will encounter in the text and the multiple-choice questions.
“Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact locally, nationally, and around the world.