Lawrence was well represented at last weekend’s Kansas Scholastic Chess Association state championships, with Lawrence High School finishing first in the overall K-12 competition and West Middle School taking home second place in the K-8 category.
Lawrence High School also finished first among 6A schools in the championship, which took place Saturday, March 11 at Emporia State University.
Medal winners in the K-12 competition include: Kiana Hajiarbabi of LHS, third place; Isaac Lee of LHS, 13th place; Jose Smokowski of LHS, 22nd place; Diane Camarda of Free State High School, 24th place; Shrivatsa Malladi of Free State, 26th place; John Ely of LHS, 27th place; Liam McKinney of Free State, 33rd place; and Patrik Nolan of Free State, 64th place.
K-8 competitors include: Ryan Duan of Southwest Middle School, fourth place; Rita Joseph of West, fifth place; Logan Camarda of West, 12th place; Samuel Coleman of West, 13th place; Colin Marett of South Middle School, 17th place; Noah Rantilla of West, 21st place; Guthrie Bricker of Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, 33rd place; Ben Shyrock of West, 40th place; Ian Hoopes of LMCMS, 46th place; Ryan Orth of Southwest, 53rd place; and Ike Pawlush of West, 61st place.
K-5 competitors include: Steven Duan of Quail Run Elementary School, 15th place; Marcus Souders of Cordley Elementary School, 18th place; Braedon Soderstrom of Prairie Park Elementary School, 31st place; Albert Agah of Quail Run, 33rd place; Ethan Hart of Quail Run, 34th place; Asher Sikes of New York Elementary School, 37th place; Sam Harden of Cordley, 52nd place; and Isaac King of Cordley, 56th place.
K-3 winners include: Weston Pilgram of Langston Hughes Elementary School, third place; Dwight Souders of Cordley, 11th place; Aadan Chee of Prairie Park, 13th place; Neel Sabarwal of Quail Run, 14th place; Julian Bricker of Cordley, 27th place; Eli Cokelet of Cordley, 30th place; Greg Paasch of Prarie Park, 40th place; Oscar Paden of New York, 54th place; Miles Beaty of New York, 55th place; Lenny Vandermast of Cordley, 56th place; Drew Harrison of Sunset Hill Elementary School, 59th place; Ehan Hu of Quail Run, 60th place; Seimoah Adamson of New York, 64th place; Logan Miescher-Lerner of Cordley, 65th place; Kuel Kuel of Prairie Park, 66th place; Nathan King of Cordley, 68th place; Audrey Tibbs of Quail Run, 76th place; Aser Abourkis of Prairie Park, 80th place; Felix McGowan of Cordley, 82nd place; and Kansey Keogh of New York, 90th place.