Posted Date: 01/31/2019
La Joya High School Chess Team Victorious at Regional Chess Tournament!
The La Joya High School Chess Team took 2ndplace at the Regional Chess Tournament that was held at Robert Vela High School in Edinburg, Texas on January 26th. This win qualifies the team to advance to the 2019 Texas Scholastic State Chess Championships to be held in Houston from March 8th – 10th. Members of the team are Jonathan Davila, Jason Garza, Juan Adriel Hernandez, Grabiel Rosales, Jonathan Sanchez, and Aleyssa Villagran. Individual medals and trophies went to Jonathan Davila 16th, Jason Garza 12th, Jonathan Sanchez 3rd, and Grabiel Rosales 2nd.
Since its inception four years ago, the LJHS Chess team has qualified for State and National competition each year. The team has earned over seventeen trophies competing in local, regional and state tournaments. The LJHS Chess Team wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all of their supporters. The LJHS chess club meets every day in Room F-101 from 12:00-1:00 pm. New and experienced players are invited to join. The club is sponsored by Mrs. Rachel Henning.