Local Students Earn Awards at State Chess Championship
JEFFERSON CITY-- Chess players from Columbia Public Schools brought home two team trophies and many individual awards today in the Missouri State Scholastic Chess Championship in Jefferson City.
23 Columbia Public School District students competed along with 450 students from around the state.
Mill Creek Elementary earned the third place team trophy in the K-3rd grade division.The Rock Bridge High School team earned fifth place in the High School Division.
Winners of individual trophies in their competition divisions were: Isaac Stiepleman of Grant Elementary, placing 4th in the K-3rd division, Ashwath Elangovan of Gentry Middle School, placing 9th in the K-6th division, Yash Khanna of Gentry Middle School, placing 10th in the K-6th division, Codey Brazeau of Rock Bridge High School, placing 8th in Board 4 High School, Jonathan Ackmann of Rock Bridge High School, placing 4th in Board 2 High School, and Vikram Arun of Rock Bridge High School, placing 8th in Board 1 High School.
Receiving medals in their competition divisions were: Akhilan Elangovan of Mill Creek Elementary in the K-3rd division, Zane Durante of Gentry Middle School in the K-8th division, Shray Kumar of Jefferson Junior High in the K-8th division, Jack Vornholt of Rock Bridge High School in the Board 4 High School division, and Rohit Rao of Rock Bridge High School in the Board 3 High School.
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