Forest Trail Chess Team Takes Honors

Forest Trail Middle School

Forest Trail Middle School. (Photo: ENEWSPF)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Forest Trail Middle School recently won first place in the middle school division of the Mayor Daley’s 3rd Annual Chess Championship in Chicago. Five of the team’s players placed in the top ten.

Team members include Matthew Ballard, Alex Godley, Whitney Thorne, Brandon Wolf, and Anna Kurnat who took second place overall.

Several of these students began playing chess with the Beacon Hill Primary Center Chess Club when they were primary students.

The Forest Trail Chess coaches are Mr. Gene Finley, Mr. T.J. Lee and Mr. Bryant Evans.