Congratulations to Newport High School freshman Naomi Bashkansky for winning the North American Junior Girls U20 Chess Championship, held Aug. 31 – Sept.5 in Dallas, TX.  As the Junior Girls U20 Champion, she has earned the chess title of Woman International Master.

For more information about the Chess Championship, visit the 2017 North American Junior (U20) Championship website.

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.