THE NATIONAL SCRABBLE ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSAfter 2 days of competition, 8th graders Kevin Bowerman and Raymond Gao of Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina were declared the winners of the National School Scrabble Championship Sunday. The event, which took place over the weekend in Washington, D.C., hosted 89 student teams from across the United States and Canada.

School Scrabble is always played in pairs.

Bowerman and Gao finished the tournament with a record of 6-1 and a 717 point spread.