Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cook Library Chess Tournament! 

Suspense, strategy, skill...what's not to appreciate about a good ole' fashioned chess tournament? Our students were certainly excited when our Library's chess tournament took place at the Cook Library Center on December 19th. With a whopping 20 student participants involved in the tournament, epic battles were staged so that both boys and girls were battling members of their respective genders simultaneously - intense! Though everyone played well and gave it their best shot, we did have some players that came out on top. Below are the tournament victors:       

Girls - 1st through 3rd place
1st place: Estelita
2nd place: Mary
3rd place: Maria

Boys - 1st through 3rd place
1st place: Cam
2nd place: Chase
3rd place: Emmanuel

Good Sportsmanship awards were also recognized for those students who regarded their competition with commendable respect and civility. Way to be, guys! 

Girls: Miriam, Yuri
Boys: Josue, Asa, Ricco 

We strongly believe at GAAH that playing chess encourages the development of critical thinking skills and sharp minds. We also strive to create safe learning environments for our students where they can feel safe and encouraged to love learning new things, whether it be playing chess or doing something else. If you or someone you know is interested in teaching our students how to play chess at the Cook Library Center, please contact Cook Library Scholars Program Manager Taylor Whitefield at We'd love to inform you on how you can contribute your skills, knowledge and time to neighborhood youth! 

Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities administers the programs of the Cook Arts Center and Cook Library Center.