Essex Elementary Chess Club places 4th
Essex Elementary School had 20 students compete in the Maryland Scholastic Chess Championship on Saturday, March 12. In the K-5 Novice (Under 600) section, the school finished in fourth place (a half point behind three schools that tied for first place). The team was led by Henry Tang, who finished in 18th place; Joshua Alvarado, who finished in 21st place; Gavin Richardson who finished in 22nd place; and RJ Ayhon who finished in 30th place. Pictured from left to right are: Joshua Alvarado, RJ Ayhon, Henry Tang and Gavin Richardson.