VIMSIA students Amir, Aidan, Kinze and Chris competed at the U.S. Chess Federation National Championships over the weekend. As a team, these two 4th years and two 6th years were competing against Middle and High School teams from around the country. There were 1,460 players at the event. The VIMSIA team competed against about 30 teams that were in their section. They came in with a solid 9th place - with trophies awarded up to the top ten finishers. Looks like we are going to need that big trophy case! Way to go Volts. Interesting factoid - these four students are also USVI Territorial Soccer Champs. IB Learning trait = "Well Balanced", and so many more!
Kudos to our Chess-letes and thanks to Mr. Allen, Mr. Wilkinson and Mr. Gever for being there for them.
Shout out to 5th year Annabelle , who was also to attend but was unable to make the event due to travel difficulties - you'll get 'em next time Annabelle!