When it comes to vocabulary, Midlothian Middle is among the nation’s preeminent schools

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Chesterfield County Public Schools has seven of the top 15 schools

Midlothian Middle students mastered 213,181 words and won second place in a 2014-15 vocabulary competition. More than 204,000 students in 16,369 schools located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and nine Canadian provinces competed throughout the school year in the annual Vocabulary Bowl sponsored by Vocabulary.com.

During an assembly at 2 p.m. June 8, Midlothian Middle will celebrate and receive a Vocabulary Bowl banner marking the school’s achievement and medals for the top 20 students.

“The entire school got behind the vocabulary effort, and we are very proud of our students’ achievement,” said Principal Patrick Stanfield. “Not only did students master lists assigned by English and content area teachers, they participated in contests to master thematic lists as well. We celebrated throughout the year with special events to recognize this extra effort and keep everyone moving forward.”

Additionally, seven of the top 15 schools in the Vocabulary Bowl are part of Chesterfield County Public Schools. Here’s how they ranked:

  • 2 — Midlothian Middle mastered 213,181 words
  • 4 — Robious Middle mastered 93,503 words
  • 5 — Elizabeth Davis Middle mastered 89,516 words
  • 8 — Tomahawk Creek Middle mastered 82,943 words
  • 10 — Bailey Bridge Middle mastered 81,433 words
  • 11 — Manchester Middle mastered 75,102 words
  • 15 — Matoaca Middle mastered 61,748 words