Southwest Junior High School earned the first-place team trophy in the K-9 section of the Kansas State Chess Championship tournament March 13 at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park. Back row, from left, are Zachary Moore, Jacob Magnuson, Brendon Clair, Thomas Peterson and Andrei Elliott; front row, Dustin Hauptman, Venkata Malladi, Kaustubh Nimkar, Christopher Greenfield, Eddie Loupe and Crystal Raub. Nimkar and Elliott were also named co-champions for first place in the K-9.


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