We're now in the final stretch of the 2018-19 Vocabulary Bowl season, and as the clock winds down, the leaderboard action is heating up.

With just a few weeks to go, schools everywhere are giving it everything they've got in their quest for those coveted state and division champions banners. Last month, students competing in the Bowl mastered a collective total of 4,712,510 words, making this the biggest March total on record.

A special shout-out goes to North End Middle School of Waterbury, Connecticut, who are featured in the March Vocabulary Bowl Highlights video below. Their classes went head-to-head in a school-wide March Madness tournament that generated a huge amount of play — and a huge amount of vocabulary acquisition. If they can keep it up through April, North End is on track to become the new state champion and to finish the season as a Top 10 Middle School.

March Vocabulary Bowl Highlights

Middle School Action

In the most closely contested race of the season, McAuliffe cranked it up while Margate was on spring break and topped the middle school leaderboard for March. Margate still clings to the division lead for the season, but their margin was down to 5,000 words the last time we checked, so this one will be down to the final buzzer.

To find out which schools ranked in the Top Ten and who got a special shout-out this month, watch the Middle School Roundup below.

March Middle & Elementary School Roundup

High School Action

Etiwanda High School continued its phenomenal success, earning a record-setting 17th monthly champions banner by mastering 68,292 words in March. With a staggering 90,000-word lead on the overall leaderboard, the Eagles appear to have clinched a historic three-peat as North American Champion.

To find out which schools are stacking up where in the division, and to see who got a special shout-out this month, watch the High School Roundup below.

March High School Roundup

The Vocabulary Bowl season runs through April, and we crown monthly champions year-round, so it's always a good time to start competing! To get involved, check out the details and rules here.

Want us to give your school a shoutout in an upcoming Roundup? Email us at bowl@vocabulary.com. Tell us why your kids deserve some extra recognition or — even better — send us a short video clip of your kids going wild for word learning and we'll try to include it in our next Roundup. And check us out on Facebook and Twitter @VocabularyCom #VocabBowl.