Skill and strategy: Chess comes to Franklin County; elementary kids win competitions
Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2016 2:00 pm
Ernest Herndon | Enterprise-Journal
BUDE — Imagine a soccer coach comes to a school that has never seen the sport, and in less than a year his players are winning on state and national levels. Substitute chess for soccer and that’s what has happened in Franklin County.
Last June, chess expert Dr. Jeff Bulington of Memphis was recruited to head up a program in county schools. Now the program has 150 players in lower and upper elementary schools, a building in downtown Meadville is being converted into a chess center, and elementary school kids recently brought home trophies from state and national competitions.
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