A team of fifth grade students representing Ridgefield Academy recently earned highest honors in the 2016-17 WordMasters Challenge — a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually.

The fifth grade team scored an impressive 194 points out of a possible 200 in the last of three meets this year, placing first in the nation.

The fifth graders also placed fourth nationally in the overall competition, with a cumulative score of 561 points out of a possible 600.