Every year we recognize one or two kids who were particularly good students in our Sunday Chess program. Our second award, for Outstanding Performance, was presented to James.
He earned the trophy both for being the most improved player during the year and for his leadership in the group. Despite his relative youth (being in middle school) other students respected his opinions and enjoyed their games with him.
When asked what he likes about chess, James said, “Whether you are a master or a beginner, chess is an incredible way to unleash your creativity and experience the joy of learning and competing.”
He and others are returning to Sunday Chess this coming week. Sunday Chess will be a hybrid this year with many students coming to McLean in-person while others will be joining us online.
Students in grades 7 – 12 are welcome to register for Sunday Chess classes (either in-person or online) at https://chessctr.org/classes/sunday-chess/