September 16-- The J.R. Trippe Middle School chess team in Vidalia took first place in its first chess tournament of the year.
The Chiefs beat six other teams in the Ogeechee River Scholastic Chess Association tournament Saturday in Statesboro led by first place finisher Alexander Muzafarov, Connor Higgs in second place and Sukamar Paidi in fourth place.
The Chiefs have won first place in the middle school division division for the past two years.
Pictured Left to Right:
Back Row: Sukumar Paidi, Ryan Hadden, Ethan Hart, Om Patel, Olivia Taylor, Annika Haynes, Landry Wheeler
Middle Row: Gracie Green, Solan Swanson, Cullen Jackson, Kingston Ryals, Aiden Harvill
Front Row: Alexander Muzafarov, Spencer Mosley, Jude Collins, Nathan Britton, Aidan Ellis
Not Pictured: Connor Higgs