Spring Chess Tournament

Group of chess students with ribbons.South Central Service Cooperative and Mankato Community Education/Recreation partnered to offer the Spring Chess Tournament at Dakota Meadows Middle School May 4. 
Students in grades K–6 from multiple schools in Mankato competed based on grade levels. The tournament was a Swiss-style tournament in which students are not eliminated. SCSC and CER feel these tournaments foster a competitive spirit without discouraging young players from continuing to play chess. 
All players enjoyed a pizza lunch. Ribbons and medals were awarded to top ranking students.
For information about area chess tournaments or starting a chess club in your school or community, please contact Mary Hillmann or Melanie Schmidt.
Congratulations to the students that participated! 
Grade K:
1st – Riley Lamm, Rosa Parks Elementary
Grade 1: 
1st – Hrithvik Kethireddy – Hoover Elementary
2nd – Logan Gonzalez – Monroe Elementary
3rd – Alex Revermann – Franklin Elementary
Grade 2:
Monty Revermann – Franklin Elementary
Grade 3:
1st – Nived Kethireddy – Hoover Elementary
2nd – Isaac Senn – Monroe Elementary
Grade 4:
1st – Kate Camp – Bridges Community School
Grade 5:
1st – Taylor O’Malley – Washington Elementary 
Grade 6: 
1st – Julio Zempoaltecatl – Dakota Meadows Middle School
2nd – Aiden Mock – Dakota Meadows Middle School