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Our Kindergarten Eagles had a special guest  this morning. Anita Badhwar is a local author who has published 6 books about Indian culture. Ms. Badhwar read Rani Celebrates Holi. The students loved the story and beautiful pictures. Click HERE to find out more information and to purchase books by Ms. Badhwar.

The Oak Hall School Chess Club participated in the Jacksonville Spring Scholastic Open this past Saturday at The Bolles School. The Eagles returned victorious in the three sections that they participated in!

The K-2 Primary section was easily won with three Eagle players earning trophies and placing in the top 5. Iris B.won 4 of the 5 games played and placed second overall. Third and fourth place trophies went to Shreyan M. and Avinash N., respectively. Also doing well and gaining valuable experience were Ishir K., Alexander A., Reese A., and Kaitlin A.

The K-5 Elementary section was much closer since several of our players were unable to attend the tournament. The Eagles pulled out a first place victory led by Athma R., kindergarten, who scored four victories! Board two was well covered with fellow kindergarten Eagle, Henry T., who earned 3 points against his much older counterparts. The day was saved by Asha S. who voluntarily moved up from the K2 section, scoring the last round victory over a second place Hendricks Elementary player, securing the victory for Oak Hall. She gained 77 rating points in doing so!

The Eagles also scored a first place finish in the Middle School K-8 section. Led by Chris Z., fifth grade, who finished in 5th place overall. Chris pulled off a huge upset win in the third round with a victory over an 8th grade student rated 200+ points higher than him. The Middle School team was rounded out with SECOND grade Eagles, Adelyn G. and Caroline "Carly" V. These two played up to the higher section to gain more experience as they prepare for the All Girls National Championship in Chicago next weekend.

The three first place team victories also set a school/club record for most wins in a school year. The new record is now 24! We are beyond proud of this amazing group of students!