Students show their Scrabble talents

Young word tile enthusiasts battle it out at the sixth annual Scrabble Scrum. - Photo: Chris Hadome Jr.

More than 30 students from three Grand Cayman high schools took part in the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise’s sixth annual Scrabble Scrum.

The Scrabble competitors, consisting of two teams from Cayman Prep, two teams from CIS and one team from John Gray High School, faced off in February in a series of three-timed games at CIS’s new school gymnasium. As the games progressed, letters were removed and the time was reduced to make the challenge even harder.

Cayman International School’s Spelling B- team were the winners of the Scrabble Scrum. – Photo: Chris Hadome Jr.

In the end, the ‘Spelling B-‘ team from CIS scored more than 3,000 points to capture the trophy.

The runners up were the CIS ‘Diamonds’, with close to 2,500 points, while third place went to  Cayman Prep’s ‘We Just Came For The Snacks’ team, with 2245 points.

Rotary Sunrise Director Hendrik van Genderen, in a press release, said that the club was “very happy to continue with the ever-popular Scrabblescrum, which is just one of Rotary Sunrise’s many projects to help promote literacy among students in the Cayman Islands”.

Rotary Sunrise provided gift cards for all the winners and runners up.

“This year a Sunrise Rotarian created an app that made scoring much easier. It’s hoped that the flexibility and speed the app offers will make it possible to bring the game to our islands’ schools more often, and along with that grow a love of language in our students,” the release from Rotary Sunrise noted.

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