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MMS is Vocabulary Bowl State Champion

Courtesy Cassie Ellis, MMS 7-8th Grade ELA
Posted 6/5/19

McKENZIE — The students at McKenzie Middle School have worked diligently this school year, and their hard work has paid off, resulting in a state title as well as being nationally ranked for …

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MMS is Vocabulary Bowl State Champion

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McKENZIE — The students at McKenzie Middle School have worked diligently this school year, and their hard work has paid off, resulting in a state title as well as being nationally ranked for their vocabulary success.

MMS was introduced to a vocabulary building program in the fall call vocabulary.com. The program is designed to help expose, bridge and build individual vocabulary knowledge.

Each student works at his or her own learning pace to master vocabulary words within an adaptive learning game. The students, along with others at thousands of schools around the United States and Canada, competed in the 2018-19 school year in the annual Vocabulary Bowl, a competition to see which schools can master the most words.

McKenzie Middle School took home the title of 2018-19 Vocabulary Bowl Champion for all schools across the state of Tennessee, as well as finishing tenth in the nation among all Division III schools.

The students mastered over 50,000 words between October 1 and April 30. The Vocabulary Bowl consisted of more than 1.37 million students from 39,702 schools.

Behind this success was the hard work and support of McKenzie’s dedicated teachers. The bar has been set high, and MMS is excited to not only meet, but exceed, these goals and achievements in the 2019-20 school year.

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