November 15-- The J.R. Trippe Chief Chess team participated in the Ogeechee River Scholastic Chess Association chess tournament in Statesboro Saturday.
This is the first year J.R. Trippe has had a chess team and this was the first tournament in which the students participated as a Chief.
The Chief Chess team ranked 1st overall in the team middle school division, bringing home the gold. Conner Higgs completed the tournament second overall in the middle school division for individual scores. Other top finishers include Landry Wheeler in 5th, Peyton Corbett in 7th, and Alan Johnson in 9th.