Students Match Wit in 2nd Annual Chess Tournament
The District’s 2nd Annual OMSD Chess Tournament took place on February 2, 2013 at the Ontario-Montclair YMCA and featured two students from each of our 32 schools in grades 4th-8th. Chess has been recognized throughout the world as a way to build logical thinking and improve academic performance, and OMSD is proud to offer our students the opportunity to participate in school chess clubs.
The fierce tactical and mental competition started with pool play and culminated into the final four: Charles Bui – Edison; Sonni Montanez – Serrano; Wes Alameda – Moreno; Aaron Apodaca – Edison.
After some tough matches, Wes Alameda was awarded the 2013 championship trophy.
All students demonstrated great skill and sportsmanship and were well supported by their families, friends, and staff. Not only did everyone have fun, but by teaching our students the game of chess they now share a unique bond with other well known players of the game: Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Madonna, John Lennon, Bono, Will Smith, Ben Affleck, Albert Einstein, Edgar Allen Poe, Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Theodore Roosevelt, Isaac Newton, and Christopher Columbus.
The Ontario-Montclair School District will continue to promote the importance of fostering a commitment to our children through partnerships between the school district, families, and the community.