The JPS Open Doors Scrabble winners were announced following the Districtwide tournament held at Galloway Elementary School on November 2. Casey Elementary was the first place overall winner for the elementary division, and Northwest Jackson Middle School won first place overall for the middle school division. See the individual winners by grade below.
Nearly 70 of the District's best Scrabble players competed in the day-long tournament. The competitors were fourth through seventh-grade students in the gifted education program known as Open Doors. Gifted educators use Scrabble as an instructional tool to build vocabulary skills. The popular board game fosters student learning by helping students to learn new words and definitions, to improve their memory, and to enhance their language and thinking skills.
Scrabble Winners by Grade
1st Place – Elmer Gordon, Casey Elementary
2nd Place – Miles Hansen, Power APAC Elementary
3rd Place – James Davis, Key Elementary
1st Place – Reagan Huddleston, Casey Elementary
2nd Place – Georgia Mason, Power APAC Elementary
3rd Place – Harrison Martin, Power APAC Elementary