Note: This story was updated at 6:05 p.m.
Three Oak Ridge High School students have qualified for the state chess championship on February 16 at Tennessee Tech University.
The three ORHS studentsÂ took home trophies and qualified for the state championship during theÂ Region 1 scholastic at Oak Ridge High School on Saturday, January 26, a press release said. More than 109 students from across East Tennessee attended that event.
ORHS juniors Justin Blanchard and Bear Moran took third and seventh, respectively, in the high school division, the press release said. Freshman Henri Scott also qualified for the K-9 championship by taking sixth in that division. [Read more…]