Chess Champ: Midvale Middle School

Midvale Middle School has been crowned champion of the 2nd Annual Canyons School District Middle School Intramurals Chess Tournament.

Midvale defeated defending champion Mount Jordan Middle School, which finished in second place on its home turf at the Saturday, Jan. 28 competition. Union Middle School finished in third place.

Individual winners of various ability categories also received medals. They are:

Midvalemiddlechesschamps2Creig Jewkes, Mt. Jordan
Trevor Cross, Mt. Jordan
Monica McCarthy, Mt. Jordan
Jerome Angeles, Midvale
Jun Chun, Midvale
Jonah Wang, Midvale

Some 200 Canyons middle school students had been practicing since October prepare for the districtwide competition, added last year to the Middle School Intramurals lineup. The Intramurals Program kicked in fall 2009 to give young teens competitive athletic and academic events in which everyone is welcome to participate. This year’s tournaments include cross country, chess and soccer.

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