ETHS Chess Team (from left): Julian Liam O’Carroll, Alex Fogel, Dhruva Mohnalkar, Isabella Buitrago, Bella Cline, Nick Marcotte, Alan Wang, Nicklas Kanzok, Simon Wesenberg.  

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 The Evanston Township High School Chess team had a strong performance at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Tournament last month. The team, seeded 16th, won five out of seven matches and finished in a tie for eighth place among the 128 qualifying schools.

ETHS senior Nick Marcotte earned state recognition for an outstanding performance, and ETHS senior Julian Liam O’Carroll, junior Alex Fogel and sophomore Alan Wang were among the top performers during this year’s competition. Isabella Buitrago, Bella Cline, Jennifer Donovan, Jonah Doppelt, Nicklas Kanzok, Dhruva Mohnalkar and Simon Wesenberg also contributed to the team’s overall success.

The ETHS Chess Team is currently preparing to compete in the national tournament this month.