Bracken's after-school program added chess to the already wonderful activities this year. Not only was it a hit with the kids, it evolved into four weeks of intense tournament play.
Chess brings a wealth of value to our educational offerings here at Bracken. It's not about Kings, Queens, and Rooks, but rather, quadrants and coordinates, thinking strategically and foreseeing consequences. It's about lines and angles, weighing options and making decisions. But don't tell the kids that, they just thought it was fun.
Our 2017 Chess Club Tournament Champion trophy and prizes went to Eli Ramsey. Second runner up certificate and prizes went to Jesse Wean. Third runner up certificate and prizes went to Conner Powell.
The Chess Club roster included: Zac Montgomery (1st grade), Brady Ramsey (1st grade), Tamara Serna (1st grade), River Mosse (2nd grade), Tyler Thompson (2nd grade), Lindsey Warren (2nd grade), Riley Hall-Holler (3rd grade), Matthew Powell (3rd grade), Eli Ramsey (3rd grade), Sophia Grinstead (4th grade), Matthew Montgomery (4th grade), Wynter Mosse (4th grade), Wes Ormond (4th grade), Connor Powell (4th grade), Joseph Serna (4th grade), Zevyn Anderson (5th grade), Luke Ormond (5th grade) and Jesse Wean (5th grade).