PHS Scopa Tournament
Posted on 02/07/2019
phs italian students playing in the tournament The Plainville High School Italian National Honor Society, with faculty member / advisor Maria Colangelo, held a Scopa Tournament on February 4th. Scopa is a card game popular in southern Italy. "Scopa" means "broom" in Italian and is an important point in the game, signifying that a player "sweeps" all the cards from the table. The game is played with a special deck of Italian cards. Members of the Italian Honor Society split into teams for a single elimination tournament. Parent of junior Elizabeth Lahoud, Mrs. Lahoud, volunteered her time to join one of the teams and help with scoring and judging. In addition, Plainville High School tutor and coach Jeff Smedick, also joined a team. Mr. Smedick is a former four year Italian student of Mrs. Colangelo, graduating in 2000. As part of the Italian National Honor Society, Mr. Smedick learned to play Scopa and was a Scopa champion the year he graduated.