May 29, 2012

A big shake

May the best man win

Showing sportsmanship by shaking hands before their chess match are Brandon Boles, a pre-K student at Pimlico Elementary, and Jaylon Simpson, a first-grader at Alexander Hamilton Elementary. The duo competed in the citywide chess tournament held May 22 in Homewood’s Glass Pavilion. Simpson finished the day undefeated and was crowned the Baltimore Kids Chess League first-grade chess champion. Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth sponsors the annual event, which drew 125 students from 35 city schools.