March 12, 2010
Piedmont Elementary wins state chess tournament

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Piedmont Elementary School’s chess team won the 42nd annual West Virginia Scholastic Chess Championships March 6 at West Virginia State University in Institute.

One member of the K-6 team, Vardhan Kasireddy, also took home the individual championship.

“We have a lot of children in Piedmont who are interested in chess,” said parent Amy Weintraub. “It’s become the cool thing to do.”

Other members of the team are: Clare Higgins, Malik Adams, Priscilla Richmond, Alex McMillian, Jeremiah Weintraub, Phillip Sears, Jakeen McNeil, Kevin Roy and Vaneshia Smith.

The team’s coaches are Becca Revercomb and Chris Higgins.

The state Senate will recognize the chess team Saturday morning, and Charleston City Council will recognize them Monday night, Weintraub said.


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