Students form words and friendships at Scrabble tourney


Young students got to put their board game playing skills to the test last month, at a Scrabble tournament held at the Merrick Library. The event was sponsored by the Merrick Kiwanis Club, and students played games throughout the day and received awards for high scores, points and highest words.

A team of students from Lakeside Elementary School in the Merrick Union Free School District comprised of students Deanna and Dylan won all three rounds and took first place.

Scrabble is the popular board game, where players score points by forming words on a game board using lettered tiles, each assigned a specific point value.

“All students involved had a great time,” teacher Melissa Robinson, “and look forward to this fabulous and fun day.”