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On Saturday, March 20, 2010, 11 students from Art City Elementary joined over 400 other elementary school students in the Utah State Elementary Chess Tournament held at the University of Utah campus. They competed against the best and the brightest across the state and did extremely well. Those who participated were: Jason Elzinga (Kindergarten); Fuiva Moala (1st grade); Patrick Bless (2nd); Ammon Elzinga (2nd); Monte Taylor (2nd); Steven Elzinga (5th); Max Riche (5th); Trysta Moala (5th); Jeffrey Taylor (5th); Ricardo Moala (6th); Touanga Moala (6th). (picture not in order Trysta is absent)
Students who receied trophies in their grade level included: Jason Elzinga – 5th Place; Fuiva Moala – 11th Place; Patrick Bless – Outstanding; Ammon Elzinga – 13th Place; Monte Taylor – 8th Place; Max Riche – 9th Place; Jeffrey Taylor – 6th Place
The top four scores from each school contributed toward the team totals. This year Art city earned an amazing 18.0 points and secured 4th Place out of the 74 schools represented at the tournament! We are very proud of our students and their achievements. We would like to thank Mr. Taylor Mr. Elzinga and all the other parent volunteers as well for all their help which made it a fantastic year for our chess club. Also, thank you Mary Lynn, and Dave Rowe for your support of this program.