Congratulations to Naomi Bashkansky, an eighth grade student at Odle Middle School who won the 2016 World School Class Chess Championship in the girls under 13 category, held Dec. 2-12 in Sochi, Russia.

With five wins and four draws, she received seven points in nine games, which positioned her in first place.

As a winner, Bashkansky was awarded the Women FIDE Master title and has been invited, with all expenses paid, to next year’s championship, which will be held in Romania.

View the full results of the competition.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.