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Published on December 30th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Pelion High student earns first place in chess tournament

PELION, S.C. — Pelion High student Kenny Jackson won first place overall in the K-12 competition at the Midlands Scholastic Chess League Tournament held recently in Columbia. Jackson is the first Pelion High student to win first place in an individual competition at a Scholastic Chess League Tournament.

During the chess tournament, Jackson gained 250 ratings points as a tournament chess player and became only the second Pelion High student to attain a total rating of more than 1,000 points as a tournament chess player. Jackson’s performance helped Pelion High win first place overall in the team competition at the Scholastic Chess League Tournament.

Pelion High Students McKenzie England, Jonathan Shaw and Ben Yordy tied for second place in the individual competition at the Scholastic Chess League Tournament along with three students from other schools. Pelion High students Will Poole, Alejandro Rivera and Matthew Walker also competed at the chess tournament.

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