November 17, 2011 Press release - Chess team takes home multiple titles

.......The Sparta Chess Team proved again that they are the best public school program in New Jersey by winning three grade level titles at the NJ Grade Level Championships held at Brookdale College in Lincroft.
.......The effort was led by the sixth grade team who won their fourth consecutive title. Anthony E. and Daniel B. had three wins each. Christopher H., Keith J., and Alex S. had two wins. Kayla M., Ryan R., and Tyler S. also contributed to the effort. Anthony E. and Daniel B. also received individual recognition.
.......The darlings of the tournament were the kindergartners. Vaiden P., Uma K., and Juliette S. outpaced their competition in their first state event. All three also received individual awards.
.......Not to be forgotten, the eighth grade team also emerged victorious. Kyra S. and Thomas W. had three wins each and received individual recognition. Travis K. and Devan D. were also on the team.
.......Adam B., Austin K. and Ian C. received individual awards and paced the 10th grade team to a second place finish behind a very strong Highland Park team. AJ T. and Colin C. also participated.
.......The third graders were also second place behind Reilly K.'s two wins and a draw. Christopher J. aided the effort while Timothy L., playing in his first major competition also helped.
.......The remaining teams - second, fourth and seventh - all placed in the top five. Evan J. received recognition at the fifth grade level.
.......The Sparta Chess Club is a 501(c)3 non profit organization and receives no public funding. They are always looking for charitable donors. Please contact the club at 973-726-9405 to contribute.