Columbia students bring home chess trophies

Saturday, March 10, 2012 | 9:19 p.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — Mill Creek Elementary earned the third place team trophy in the K-3rd grade division, and the Rock Bridge High School team managed a fifth-place finish in the High School Division in the Missouri State Scholastic Chess Championship on Saturday in Jefferson City.

Earning individual trophies in their  divisions were:  Isaac Stiepleman, Grant Elementary, 4th in K-3rd; Ashwath Elangovan, Gentry Middle School, 9th in K-6th; Yash Khanna, Gentry Middle School, 10th in K-6th;  Codey Brazeau, Rock Bridge High School, 8th in Board 4 High School; Jonathan Ackmann, Rock Bridge High School, 4th in Board 2 High School; and Vikram Arun, Rock Bridge High School, 8th in Board 1 High School.

Earning medals in their divisions were: Akhilan Elangovan, Mill Creek Elementary, K-3rd; Zane Durante, Gentry Middle School, K-8th;  Shray Kumar, Jefferson Junior High, K-8th; Jack Vornholt, Rock Bridge High School, Board 4 High School; and Rohit Rao, Rock Bridge High School, Board 3 High School.

Overall, 23 Columbia Public School District students competed in the competition that drew 473 players from across the state.


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