Scrabble spells M-O-N-E-Y for student competitors

Scrabble spells M-O-N-E-Y for student competitors from R.D. & E.P. Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill, N.C..

Thirty-seven teams of 5th-8th graders from eight states plus the District of Columbia competed in five challenging rounds of Scrabble.

The School Scrabble Capitol Cup is a new annual event to highlight the partnership between the National Scrabble Association and DC Public Schools as part of the growing School Scrabble movement.

Game maker Hasbro is giving away 127 school Scrabble kits to every public middle school in Washington to get the citywide school Scrabble effort started properly.

Liam Hopfensperger and Amalan Iyengar, seventh graders from R.D. & E.P. Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill, N.C., accepted a check for $2,000 at the first annual School Scrabble Capitol Cup in Washington, D.C. Also pictured in the photo are Peggy O’Brien, Chief of Family and Public Engagement for DC Public Schools, Shereen Williams, Director of Family and Public Engagement, Stefan Fatsis, Tournament Director, and John D Williams, Jr, Executive Director of the National Scrabble Association. (Picture by Patricia Hocker.)

For further information, visit these web sites:

www.hasbro.com
www.scrabble-assoc.com

Authored by: Sean McInnes

Sean excelled in English through high school, so it was only natural he should edit the school newspaper in his final year. He would write up sports results for his local newspaper. Now he writes news stories for Oh-Yay.com