LBMS Students Earn Top Scores in National Competition

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Long Beach Middle School’s Activities Promoting Thinking students recently took part in the National WordMasters Challenge for the third time this year. The APT team finished seventh overall in the nation for meet #3, all while adapting to distance learning. 

Additionally, three students were personally recognized for their achievements. James Byrnes earned a perfect score of 20 in the recent meet. Nationally, only 27 sixth graders achieved this outcome. Other students at Long Beach Middle School who achieved outstanding results in the last meet of the year include sixth graders Shane Haglich and Luke Morita.  

Luke also earned individual Highest Honors in the overall competition with a cumulative score of 57 out of a possible 60 points. Highest Honors are reserved for students who place among the top 10-15 students in their division. 
According to the WordMasters Challenge, the program helps students to think both analytically and metaphorically. The contest addresses higher-level word comprehension and verbal reasoning.

Congratulations to the entire APT class of 2019-20 for all your hard work and achievements.