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Brief: Churchill Road Students Win Scrabble Championship

Churchill Road Scrabble team members Anna Krause-Steinrauf, Ladan Haidarbaigi, Tanner Iverson and Ethan Pham pose with club sponsor Ms. Jenny Whiteman at the conclusion of the tournament.

Churchill Road Scrabble team members Anna Krause-Steinrauf, Ladan Haidarbaigi, Tanner Iverson and Ethan Pham pose with club sponsor Ms. Jenny Whiteman at the conclusion of the tournament. Photo by Chi Pham

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Pictured with author Stefan Fatsis, Churchill Road fifth graders Tanner Iverson and Ethan Pham display Mr. Fatsis’ book, Word Freak, part of their prize for placing first in the 2012 DC School Scrabble Championship.

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Churchill Road fifth graders and Scrabble team members Tanner Iverson and Ethan Pham won first place in Division B of the 2012 DC School Scrabble Championship at Janney ES in Washington, D.C.

Fifth graders Ladan Haidarbaigi and Anna Krause-Steinrauf placed fourth in Division D. According to CRS Scrabble team Coach Jenny Whiteman, the team members were excited about their accomplishments and thrilled to meet Stefan Fatsis, tournament emcee and author of the New York Times bestseller, Word Freak, about the world of competitive Scrabble.