Check mate! Barnard places high at Nationals



Photo and story submitted by Gayathri Manickam

Congratulations to six students from Barnard for participating in the Super National Chess championship at Nashville, Tennessee this month. Each of the following students competed in levels higher than their entry ages:

Nikhil Srinivasan, 4th grade, Vishnav Ramesh, 4th grade, Tanush Nanaware, 3rd grade, Nurayda Albeez, 4th grade, shivank Jayadeva, 3rd grade, Akhil Mishra, 2nd grade

Barnard placed 7th out of 42 teams from all over country. In addition, two students won individual trophies as well. Nikhil Srinivasan placed 20th and Vishnav Ramesh tied for 25th out of a total of 279 kids in their section.