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Students find success in chess

A handful of Hillsboro students place at annual state chess tourney


JEFF RISHER - Metzger Elementary School students smile during Friday's Chess for Success state championsips.More than 500 competitors and their supporters flooded the Portland Expo Center for the Chess for Success 49th Annual State Chess Tournament last Saturday, April 9.

Hillsboro winners (including tie results) in the eight tournaments were as follows:

K-5 team: Jackson Elementary, 1st place; Orenco Elementary, 2nd place; Brookwood Elementary, 3rd place.

K-4 individual: Fourth grader Ryan Long of Patterson Elementary, 3rd place.

Fifth grade: Joseph Heninger, Jackson Elementary, 2nd place; Keith Miller, Patterson Elementary, 3rd place; Andrew Probst, Jackson Elementary, 3rd place.JEFF RISHER - Students at Metzger hold up their first place trophy at the 2016 Chess for Success state tournament in Portland.

Sixth grade: Nathaniel Tan, Poynter Middle School, 2nd place.

Chess for Success offers free after-school programming to students in low-income areas from certified teachers to approximately 3,100 kindergarten through fifth-grade students in Oregon and Southwest Washington, including nine schools in Hillsboro.

PHOTOS FOR THE TRIBUNE: ADAM WICKHAM - Kabir Muthu (left) competes with Avery Wickham in the K-5 Individual round.