CCPS hosts in-person chess tournament; 52 students compete

CCPS hosts in-person chess tournament; 52 students compete


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) hosted its annual winter chess tournament Feb. 20 in person at Henry E. Lackey High School. To accommodate COVID-19 social distancing and safety guidelines, this year’s winter tournament was limited to students in Grades 4-12.

A total of 52 students competed in four rounds of grade-level division play, and one champion was named per grade level. Champions received a trophy and all other participants received medals. Felix Cummings served as the tournament director.

The following students earned the champion award for their respective grade-level division.

  • Lionel Saravia, fourth grade, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School.
  • Aundre Dudley, fifth grade, St. Mary’s Bryantown School.
  • Destiny Dudley, sixth grade, St. Mary’s Bryantown School.
  • Austin Michael, seventh grade, Theodore G. Davis Middle School.
  • Alfred Johann Cruz, eighth grade, Mattawoman Middle School.
  • Joshua Dieterle, freshman, La Plata High School.
  • Jackson Bowler, sophomore, La Plata.
  • Caden Simpson, junior, St. Charles High School.
  • Christopher Snyder, senior, St. Charles.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).

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