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Akron Chess Team Wins at Championship Featured

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Congratulations are in order for the Jennings Community Learning Center’s chess team who emerged victorious as the Reserve Division Champions in the Ohio Middle School and High School Chess Championship. 

The competition took place earlier this month at the I-X Center in Cleveland, where more than 250 students from across Ohio showed off their chess skills. 

Speaking to cleveland.com, The Jennings CLC Chess Coach Joanne Cook highlighted the diversity and camaraderie within the team, which includes students from different backgrounds and languages. And while winning is certainly a bonus, Cook noted that members of team are gaining critical thinking skills, friendship, and independence.

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