Chess at Palm Avenue School
December 26, 2019 | View PDF
Palm Avenue Middle School held its first chess tournament earlier this month
On Dec. 10, 16 students displayed their game-playing abilities while competing in a chess tournament.
Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students participated. "Many of the students had been practicing for weeks," sixth-grade teacher and chess advisor Marcus Ballard said.
"I've never seen a competition like this before; all of the participants had the ability to win the entire tournament."
Many parents came out to support the participants. When all the matches were completed, three winners emerged:
--1st Place -- Joseph Scott
--2nd Place -- Daniel Hulsey
--3rd Place -- Jorge Escalera