• Feb. 5, 2020

    Students earn top honors at chess tournament

    Jack Lowden Two Upper St. Clair students recently took home first-place trophies in their respective sections at the 22nd Tri-State Junior Chess Open. Fort Couch Middle School eighth grader Jack Lowden topped the Advanced Beginner section while Eisenhower Elementary second grader Brayden Wong captured the Intermediate section.

    Upper St. Clair High School sophomore Trinity Murphy earned a sixth-place ribbon in the Championship section and sophomore Lavina Sripathy earned a first-place, girl ribbon in the Advanced Beginner section.

    In total, 68 students representing 46 schools from throughout the region participated in the event. The tournament, which was open to any student in kindergarten through grade 12, was held on Dec. 14, 2019, at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside.