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Henderson Chess Team win National Titles

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - They've done it again. The talented Henderson Middle School Chess team won two team and three individual national titles this weekend at the U.S. Chess Federation's National Junior High School Championships in Atlanta.

The team is led by EPISD's Secondary Teacher of the Year, Saul Ramirez. 

Henderson won national championships as a team in two novice categories: Under 1,000 and Under 750. They also earned a second place in the unrated team category. 

Individually, three Henderson students earned national championship titles:

  • 1st Place in Under 1,000 Category: Saul Ramirez
  • 1st Place in Under 750 Category: Alessandra Ruiz
  • 1st Place in unrated Category: Sebastian Gonzalez

In addition to the wins, four Henderson students are ranked nationally: Juan Ramirez, 2nd place in Under 1,000 category; Carlos Palomino, 7th place in Under 1,000 category; Aime Argandona, 11th place in Under 750 Category and Devante Aguirre, 24th place in Under 750 Category.

The students will return to El Paso Monday evening. 


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