Two Owls, sophomore Jeffrey Liu and freshman Evan Wu, earned honors at the Tennessee State Chess Tournament held online April 10.
The Tennessee State Chess Qualifier was held in late March to determine who would be allowed to participate in the state tournament.
The state tournament included three sections: Denker, for high school; Barber, for middle school; and Rockefeller, for elementary school. Three Owls competed with eighth grader Zeon Wang playing in the Barber division, and Liu and Wu competing in the Denker division. Wu placed second in state, and Liu placed 12th.
Wu is the first alternate of the first-place player who will be the Tennessee representative for the National Denker Tournament of High School Champions.