Chapel Hill 8th graders win $10k at Scrabble championship

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Kevin Bowerman and Raymond Gao are students at Smith Middle School.

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

The duo 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).

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