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March 26-- The J.R. Trippe Middle School Chief Chess Team finished its year Saturday by placing first for the season in the Ogeechee River Scholastic Chess Association Middle School Division.

The team participated in three tournaments hosted at Statesboro High School, competing against students from Emanuel County Institute, Robert Toombs Christian Academy, Portal Middle School, South East Bulloch Middle School, Vidalia Heritage Academy, and William James Middle School.

Special recognition goes to Conner Higgs who won 1st place for the season in the middle school division and Peyton Corbett who placed 3rd for the season in the middle school division.

jrtchess2(L-R):  Peyton Corbett, Conner Higgs, Alan Johnson, Landry Wheeler, Logan Irvin

The team was coached by Mr. Jay Youngblood, Mr. Michael Lisenby, and Mrs. Haley McKie.