Congratulations to the Medina Elementary Chess Team which placed first in the Grade 1-3 Team Division of the 2017 Washington State Chess Championship in Tacoma on April 29!

Over 1000 chess players from over 200 schools participated in the championship. Each student played five games of chess and team scores were calculated based on the top four scorers for each team.

Medina students Derin Goktepe and Ryan Min won all their games and became the co-champions of the second grade division.

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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.