Head Coach and Women International Master (WIM) Beatriz Marinello, Chess Expert Adia Onyango, and FIDE Master Gus Huston ’24 led strategic team meetings before and after each game, as the students showed great focus and determination — while supporting each other throughout the Championship.
In between games, team members enjoyed sharing snacks, drawing, and playing chess puzzles together. Also, the more experienced Dalton girls boosted their younger team members’ morale by providing baked goods (special thank you to Veda Safranek '24).
As always, it is incredible to see the Dalton team’s spirit, passion for Chess, and sense of community. Go Tigers!
K-6 Championship section, Third place
Team members: Hannah Chan '30, Reha Agarwal '30, Rasha Agarwal '30, Katelyn Rothman '31. Hannah 11th overall, Reha 13th overall
K-3 Championship section, First place
Team members: Carolina Vasilatos '33, Audrey Kotchen '33, MacKenzie Hwee '32, Alexandra Siegfried '33, Cecilia Cooper '33. Carolina 10th overall
K-1 Championship section, Second place
Team members: Emma Kim '34, Lina Han '34, Wren Chisholm '34, Diane Myers '34, Rayna Gupta '34, Skye Drivin '34, Yifei Jiao '35, Aurora Rodriguez '34, Hannah Jupiter '34, Vera Ermolaeva '34, Claire Webanck '34. Emma 5th overall and Lina 10th overall.
Julia Miyasaka 10th overall
Article submitted by Jason Kim and Zoe SY Kang
Parents of Emma Hajin Kim '34