SCRABBLE Spells C-A-S-H for Student Competitors

Dec 11, 2010, 17:40 ET from National SCRABBLE Association

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Liam Hopfensperger and Amalan Iyengar, seventh graders from R.D. & E.P. Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill, N.C., accept a check for $2,000 at the first annual School SCRABBLE® Capitol Cup in Washington, D.C.  37 teams of 5th-8th graders from 8 states plus the District of Columbia competed in 5 grueling rounds of SCRABBLE®.  The School SCRABBLE® Capitol Cup is a new annual event to highlight the partnership between the National SCRABBLE® Association and D.C. Public Schools as part of the growing School SCRABBLE® movement.  To kick off the citywide School SCRABBLE® effort, game manufacturer Hasbro is donating 127 School SCRABBLE® Kits to every public middle school in Washington.  Also pictured in the linked photo are Peggy O'Brien, Chief of Family and Public Engagement for District of Columbia 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.  

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