Chess Team Wins State Championship

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James Munford, Luke Reuwer, Sam Hilferty, Davis Kellogg, Sam Watford, Jacob Cox, Sean Jackson, Mitchell Matthews, Michael Lowery, Andrew McCaffrey, Banks Burns & Alex Price

The two-time defending state champion high school chess team won first place in the S.C. Independent School Assoc. State Chess Tournament held at the North Hope Center in Sumter. Juniors Davis Kellogg and Alex Price tied for first place in individual competition which had over 100 students competing.

Advised by Mrs. Carmen McCaffrey, the team consisted of the following students in addition to Alex and Davis: seniors Jacob Cox, Robert James, Edward McMillan and Sam Watford; juniors Banks Burns, Sam Hilferty, Sean Jackson, Michael Lowery and James Munford; sophomore Andrew McCaffrey; and freshmen Mitchell Matthews and Luke Reuwer.