7th Grade Team Wins Chess Nationals

Hunter's 7th Grade chess team, coached by Sunil Weeramantry, won by half a point in the 2011 National K-12 Championships, held in Dallas just before Thanksgiving. The tournament, in which Hunter was neck-and-neck with I.S. 318 from Brooklyn, was very exciting but nerve-wracking. The Hunter team was represented by Matthew Z. (who tied for 10th place in the individual rankings), Jane Z., Julian T-M, Florizelle S. and Max E. Full results are available here. You may also read more about Mr. Weeramantry here. Congratulations to all!—by Lisa Choy