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Sam Houston Elementary-1st Place Team

With more than 1,500 participants, HCISD Chess teams, ranging from kinder to high school, participated in the State Chess Tournament on March 10-12 in Edinburg. Michael Casas from Sam Houston Elementary blew the competition away in the individual contest. After facing the highest-rated player in the competition, he finished undefeated, tying for 1st and was named the State Co-Champion.

Wilson Elementary, Sam Houston Elementary, Coakley Middle School, and Early College High School will be advancing to Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee.

Full results of the State Tournament are listed below.

K-1
Sam Houston Elementary  – 20th Place

Primary  K-3
Wilson Elementary – 8th Place   (Qualified for Nationals)
Sam Houston Elementary – 10th Place
Dishman Elementary- 11th Place
Bonham Elementary – 14th Place
Treasure Hills Elementary – 16th Place
Milam Elementary – 20th Place
Long Elementary – 21st Place

Elementary Championship  K-5
Sam Houston Elementary – 1st Place (Qualified for Nationals)
Treasure Hills Elementary – 3rd Place
Dishman Elementary – 5th Place
Wilson Elementary – 6th Place
Bonham Elementary – 7th Place
Long Elementary – 32nd Place
Milam Elementary – 35th Place

Elementary JV K-5
Bonham Elementary – 16th Place

Middle School Championship
Coakley Middle School – 2nd Place (Qualified for Nationals)
Vela Middle School – 14th Place

High School Championship
Early College High School – 12th Place (Qualified for Nationals)
Harlingen South High School – 17th Place
Cano Freshman Academy – 19th Place
Harlingen School of Health Professions – 24th Place

High School JV
Harlingen South High School- 13th Place

Students who placed in the top 10:
Sam Houston – Michael Casas – State Co-Champion, Elementary Championship
Treasure Hills – Brandon Tovias – 6th Place, Elementary Championship
Wilson – Christian Mata – 7th Place, Elementary Championship
Sam Houston – Massimo Meneses – 8th Place, Elementary Championship
Coakley – William McNutt – 2nd Place, MS Championship
Coakley – Carlos De Leon – 4th Place, MS Championship

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