Art City Elementary participates in state chess tournament

r By Julia Murray

Art City Elementary School’s Chess Club had the opportunity to compete in the Utah State Chess Tournament held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 13. Art City’s students have been working hard on their chess skills, competing on the school and district level since October. Students are taught on their level of skill and progress through harder lessons as the year goes on, which gets them ready for tournaments. Thanks go to all those who helped and supported the students through the past four months.

The following are individual and team results: Art City Individual results: Kindergarten: Spencer Wilson, 2nd. First grade: Tyson Tanner, 2nd; Kaylee Elzinga, 3rd; and Celeste Jenkins, 35th. Second grade: Jacob Rawle, 6th; Gabriel Balzotti, 7th; Willie Carter, 11th; Thomas Wilson, 15th; River Jenkins, 28th; and Jarom Smith, 36th.

Third grade: Carther Tanner, 32nd. Fourth grade: Tommy Carter, 9th; Zachary Walton, 18th. Fifth grade: Travis Gervais, 4th; Dylan Martin, 7th; Caleb Smith, 11th; Jason Marcum, 40th. Sixth grade: Jason Elzinga, 3rd; Paul Carter, 12th; Logan Tanner, 22nd; Kimball Snapp, 30th. Nebo School District Team Results: Art City Elementary School, 3rd Place; and Hobble Creek Elementary, 11th. Charter school Reagan Academy, 9th.



Chris Baird
Chris Baird
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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