Farmington Hills 8th grader has top-notch vocabulary skills

Yash Mehta, an eighth grader at Warner Middle School, received a perfect score in final round of the 2018 WordMasters Challenge, national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students.

Yash Mehta Word Masters
Yash Mehta (Farmington Public Schools)

Competing in the Blue Division, Mehta was one of only 43 eighth graders to achieve a perfect score of 20. He also earned Individual Highest Honors in the overall competition with a cumulative score of 57 out of 60 points, coming in fourth in the nation. Highest Honors are reserved for students who place among the top 10-15 students in their division.

The WordMasters Challenge first encourages students to become familiar with a set of interesting new words (considerably harder than grade level), and then challenges them to use those words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships. To learn more, visit wordmasterschallenge.com.