Students from four Fairfax County public schools won team championships in all four K-12 divisions at the Virginia Scholastic Chess Championships held recently in Ashburn. Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) student Siddhant Nair also won the individual championship in the K-5 division.
The K-3 team from Greenbriar West Elementary School won the team title in its age group; team members are Himanish Nallangulagari, Samarth Bhargav, Raghav Karthikeyan, Jason Zhang, Oliver Yung, Pranav Sirigiri, Anish Suvarna, and Vedhika Vijayram. McNair Elementary School won second place in the K-3 team competition.
In the K-5 category, Siddhant Nair of Poplar Tree Elementary School won the individual championship.
The McNair Elementary School K-5 team won the team championship. Oak Hill Elementary School won second place in the K-5 team competition, and Greenbriar West Elementary School captured third place.
In the K-8 category, the team from Rocky Run Middle School won the team championship; team members are Ryan Xu, Vivian Cao-Dao, Vedant Balu, Revanth Vejju, Suchet Sapre, Elijah Kirtley, Pranav Kanapuram, Anoop Nallangulagari, Charles Tai, and Aashray Manchanda.
The team from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) won the K-12 championship. Team members are Isuru Attanagoda, Camden Wiseman, Benjamin Lyons, Aaryan Balu, Perry Feng, Joie Wang, Akshaj Kadaveru, Andrew Jiao, Akhil Goel, Meredith Lee, Andrew Song, Jnanadeep Dandu, Maxwell Lee, Pranav Karthik, James Kuang, Ajith Kemisetti, Rachel Naidich, Evan Lin, Minwu Kim, Adityasai Koneru, Rahil Shah, Emerson Berlik, Robin Park, Jeffrey Wang, Christina Scheible, Edward Sun, Jerry Huang, Daniel Yang, Akshith Peyyala, Charles Huang, and Amit Joshi. The team from Chantilly High School finished in second place.
In the blitz competition, the team from McNair Elementary School won the K-5 title. Greenbriar West Elementary School finished second, and Poplar Tree Elementary School finished third. In the K-12 blitz, the team from TJHSST finished in second place, and Chantilly High School finished third.