The second month of the 2018-19 Vocabulary Bowl season is in the books.

As thrilling as it is to watch schools tussle for spots atop the division leaderboards, we get even more excited when we think about the massive amount of word-learning that's going on out there. In November alone, students across North America collectively mastered 5,573,385 words.

November Vocabulary Bowl Highlights

Mastery Cup Debuts

And just as the Vocabulary Bowl gets bigger and better, so do the trophies! Each spring we recognize the top middle school and the top high school with a gleaming silver Champions Cup, an award which lives in a place of honor at the winning schools. This season we're debuting the Vocabulary Bowl Mastery Cup, a perpetual trophy which will travel with us to Bowl celebrations and events across the map, then hang out here at HQ when it's not on the road with us.

November Middle & Elementary School Roundup

New Leaders Emerge

In leaderboard news, the big story of the month is Margate Middle School's move to retake the number one spot in the Middle School Division from up-and-comers McAuliffe Middle. The Spartans have won the division for the last two years and are a going for a historic three-peat. We expect this to be a hot rivalry that will play out into the final days of April, so fasten your seatbelts!

November High School Roundup

New Levels of Greatness

The High School Division had its own share of excitement last month. Etiwanda won its 14th monthly Champions Banner (more than any other school in history), and rookie contender G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School rocketed from obscurity to crack the Top Ten. Like Margate, Etiwanda is also on the hunt for a first-ever three-peat.

There's still a long way to go in the 2018-19 season (season ends April 30), which means that anything can happen. It also means that there's still time to put your school on the Vocabulary Bowl map. 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 Tell us why your kids deserve some extra recognition or — even better — send us a 15-second video clip of your kids going wild for word learning and we'll try to include it in our next update. And check us out on Facebook and Twitter @VocabularyCom #VocabBowl.