NC eighth graders win $10K at Scrabble championship

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WASHINGTON — Two North Carolina eighth graders are $10,000 richer after winning the National Scrabble Championship Saturday in Washington.

WTVD reported that Kevin Bowerman and Raymond Gao are students at Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill.

They defeated 88 other teams from all over the United States and Canada to win the 11th annual event.

The duo reportedly 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).

Source: WTVD