A pair of 8th graders from Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill, NC defeated 88 other teams from all over the United States and Canada to win the 11th annual event.
Kevin Bowerman and Raymond Gao finished the event with a 6-1 record and +717 point spread. Some of the more unusual words played were YUAN (a monetary unit of China), PAEON (a metrical foot of four syllables) and KUDU (a large antelope).
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In the picture above: Raymond Gao and Kevin Bowerman from Chapel Hill, NC pose with the winning 2013 National School SCRABBLE Championship trophies in front of the world’s largest SCRABBLE board.
Photo courtesy: Patricia Hocker, National Scrabble Association