The Minor Threats Chess Club returned from the Elementary Nationals Chess Championships in Dallas, TX safe and sound. And again, the kids did not return the same of the when they left. Most of them had never flown before. None of them had ever been to Dallas before. They learned a lot. Not only about chess about also about themselves and the world.
I was so proud of the kids. Four of them had their best Nationals ever. Miles and Syair both scored 4.5/ 7 points. Morrisa my 3rd grader, who's only been playing chess for a few months, scored 2 points. Nifese tied for 16th place out of 371 players with 5.5 points.
Next year we are planning on attending States in Lancaster, PA in March, High School Nationals in Columbus, OH on April, 10th, Junior High Nationals in Louisville, KY on April 24th, and Elementary Nationals in Nashville, TN May 8th.
Without the generosity of people like you, these kids would not have opportunities like these. Thank you so much. You are helping make a difference in these amazing kids' lives.