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2000 Indiana School SCRABBLE® Championship

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Zachary Baughman and Doug Ellington of Lowell Elementary in Indianapolis, Indiana, received the Grand Prize for finishing First.


Third graders from Lowell Elementary win first Indiana School SCRABBLE® Championship

There's a new game in town. It's not about slam dunking or fancy ball-handling, but it does involve smooth moves, quick thinking and plenty of chances to score. The first-ever Indiana School SCRABBLE® Championship (ISSC) invaded Lowell Elementary School on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Students in grades 3 - 5 went head-to-head for three rounds, and third graders Zachary Baughman and Doug Ellington of Lowell Elementary in Indianapolis earned the title of School SCRABBLE® State Champion. Indiana joined Massachusetts and Long Island as competitions being used as a prototype for a future National School SCRABBLE® Championship.

According to Tournament Coordinator Isang Jacob, Lowell Elementary School's Dean of Students, "I am very excited that our school is the pioneer school to bring Indiana its first state-wide School SCRABBLE® Championship. It's been a great learning tool for all the students. They apply what they've learned in the classroom while having fun with the SCRABBLE® game."

Each member of the School SCRABBLE® championship team won a three-day, two-night trip to Orlando with a chaperon compliments of Hasbro, including VIP tours of both Universal Studios and Nickelodeon Studios donated by Nickelodeon. Second and Third Place teams went home with Hasbro Ultimate Fun Collection with a smorgasbord of Hasbro products valued at $500 and $250 respectively.

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State Champions Zachary Baughman and Doug Ellington with their winning board.

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Students Spell it out at the ISSC.

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