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Chess teams bring home hardware, including national title

Chess players from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 came back from the national scholastic chess championships with more than a few trophies, among them a first-place title for the Burnsville High School U1200 team.

The team of Chance Persons, Samantha Stadick, Mark Huttman and Nikolas Slemp won BHS’s first national chess championship, competing in the U1200 rating category. Chance, a ninth-grader, finished 9th individually, while senior Nikolas took 16th.

District 191’s new middle school quiz bowl teams off to good start

Quiz Bowl teams are new this year at the three middle schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 and recently teams from Metcalf and Nicollet middle schools competed at the EMERALD (Edgewood Middle Entirely Raucous Academic Learning Decathlon) tournament hosted by Edgewood Middle School in Mounds View.  

“We had an excellent showing and I'm exceptionally proud of our participants,” said Coach Les Moffitt. “I love watching our students compete against and defeat other schools!”

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