Columbia Public Schools studetns earned honors at the recent National High School Chess Championship in Columbus, Ohio.
- Hickman High School student Isaac Stiepleman earned 15th place in the Under 1200 division. this is Isaac's second consecutive national trophy and follows up a 3rd place finish in the recent Missouri High School Tournament of Champions invitational competition.
- Rock Bridge High School student Vignesh Kumar earned the 26th place trophy in the Under 1200 division.
- Gentry Middle School student Shenice Watkins finished 170th in the Under 800 Division. This follows her 28th place finish in the Under 16 division of the All Girls National Chess Championship in Chicago.