The chess teams from M.A. Lynch Elementary and Terrebonne Community School came away with strong performances at a recent competition.
Lynch and Terrebonne tied for a second-place overall finish at the Feb. 3 regional tournament at Ridgeview High. For Lynch, third-grader Ryder Craig placed first and second-grader Jaxson Lorenzen was second. The pair advanced to the state chess championship in March in Portland.
Other members of the Lynch team who competed were: fourth-grader Justin Kemry; third graders Mikenna Fuentes, M.J. Wood, Jaella Hoffman, Tyler Gregory and Lexie Compos; second grader Keith Buie and first-grader Savanna Oster.
For Terrebonne, fifth-grader Orinn Hubbard was one of the three students who placed first in the fifth grade division. Fifth-grader Hunter Larson placed second in that division.
In the sixth grade division, Korey Lane placed first. Larson, Lane, and Hubbard will also advance to the state tournament.
The Lynch team is coached by teachers Katie Vernon and Anna Rhodes, who organized an award ceremony for students and their families.