Winners Crowned in Eighth Annual Vocabulary Bowl
The results of the Cup are now official: Etiwanda High School (EHS) climbed to the overall Vocabulary Bowl standings and the Division I standings for a record sixth consecutive season, comfortably winning the title by a margin of almost 121,000 mastered words! In the middle and elementary school division, Harris Road Middle School’s (HRMS) closest competitor was last year’s champion. McKenzie Middle School. Harris Road finally came out victorious after dominating 32,000 more words than last season!
The names of Etiwanda and Harris Road will be engraved in the Vocabulary Bowl Champions Cup, and the top high schools and high schools in each division will receive a trophy. In addition, winners from all states and territories in the United States and Canadian provinces will be recognized for their Bowl achievements with championship banners. Vocabulary Bowl is hosted by Vocabulary.com, the leading destination for improving literacy through word learning.
A sixth sense to win
Etiwanda High School is located at Rancho Cucamonga, California, and has been a component at the top of the Vocabulary Bowl standings since 2017. This season marks Etiwanda’s sixth overall Vocabulary Bowl championship, the highest of any school, extending a streak of victories already remarkable one more year . The Eagles dominated 359,509 words, which also secured them sixth California state title and each monthly champion banner of the 2021-22 season, another impressive record to add to his long list of accolades.
Harris Road Reigns
Cabarrús Harris Road Middle School in the county serves 1,500 students Concord, North Carolina. HRMS is no stranger to the Vocabulary Bowl classification tables, winning the top ten overall in the last four seasons. The Patriots almost won the middle / primary school title in 2021, but fell short after an exciting run against the reigning champion. McKenzie Middle School. A similar contest between the two schools was played again this year, but Harris Road jumped out the door to get an early lead that McKenzie could not overcome. In addition to his national title, Harris Road became 3 times State of North Carolina champion and mastered the second largest word of all participants North America!
“We are delighted to honor the outstanding achievements and exemplary efforts of each participant in this year’s Vocabulary Bowl.” dit Paul MishkinCEO of IXL Learning, the parent company of Vocabulary.com. “Taking advantage of the competitive spirit of students and curious minds, in all schools North America used the Bowl as a vital tool to help students close knowledge gaps and develop literacy skills. We look forward to working with schools in engaging and creative ways to continue to make an impact on students’ lives. “
Vocabulary Bowl Division Champions
During the Vocabulary Bowl, schools also compete in one of three divisions depending on the size of the tuition. The winners of the division are:
- Division I: Winner — Etiwanda High School (Rancho Cucamonga, California); Runner-up: Harris Road Middle School (Concord, North Carolina)
- Division II: Winner: Santa Maria Ryken High School (Leonardtown, Maryland); Runner-up: DuBois Area Middle School (DuBois, Pennsylvania)
- Division III: Winner: Elise Buckingham Charter High School (Vacaville, California); Runner-up: McKenzie Middle School (McKenzie, Tennessee)
Quick facts about Vocabulary Bowl 2021-22:
- Total participating students: Approximately 1,000,000
- Total participating schools: 33,300+
- Total mastered words: More than 32,200,000
- K-12 students from 53 US states and territories and 6 Canadian provinces participated
- The 2021-22 Vocabulary Bowl season has begun October 1, 2021Through April 30, 2022
- Students earn points for their school by mastering words on Vocabulary.com
- Check out the full Vocabulary Bowl results for this season here
How schools use the Vocabulary Bowl to build literacy
Vocabulary.com uses adaptive technology that adapts literacy teaching to the unique needs of students. The Vocabulary Bowl offers educators a fun opportunity to further personalize instruction, increase literacy skills, and inject a competitive spirit into education. Teachers have used the Bowl to gamify learning by giving additional credit to classroom point leaders each week, presenting monthly prizes to students who master more words, and publishing results in newsletters for parents to share their students ’achievements.
Founded in 2010, Vocabulary.com offers students a dynamic and personalized environment to grow their vocabulary. With a dictionary that teaches more than 16,000 words, Vocabulary.how makes learning and discovering new words fun with entertaining definitions and real-world examples of origin of literature and journalism. Adaptive, individualized and interactive, the platform integrates seamlessly with any school curriculum, helping students master the academic vocabulary they will find in literature, textbooks and standardized tests. To date, nearly 4 million students in 56,000 schools around the world have answered more than 7 billion vocabulary questions.how. Vocabulary.how joined the IXL Learning family of educational technology products in 2020.
SOURCE IXL Learning