Unrelenting MSI Mavericks Dominate Midlands Scholastic Chess Tourney

The Mighty Mavericks also won second place team honors in the highly competitive K-8 section behind the steady play of sixth graders Ethan Maldonado, Kevin Reeves, and Kameron Belk.   The team’s second place trophy nicely bookends a first place team win already earned last semester.

Fourth Grader, Eli Moore, played lone wolf in a deeply talented high school division and as usual, he did not disappoint.   Eli earned a hard fought second place trophy in a section dominated by older and more experienced players. The Mighty Mavericks Chess Team will be taking its show on the road when they travel to Mt. Pleasant, S.C. on Saturday, February 27, 2016 to compete in the South Carolina Scholastic Chess Championships.  Winning at such a level is never guaranteed, but these bright young Mavericks seem ready to compete and unlikely to disappoint! 

Enjoy this video of MSI's Chinese New Year Gala 2016.  The children, Mr. Guo, and Mrs. Yin worked hard for several weeks on this and have done a great job. Thanks go out to The Confucius Institute and PC College for their support of the Chinese program at MSI. Thank you Mr. Guo and Mrs. Yin for all your hard work!

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Feb. 5: Chinese New Year Gala
Feb. 15:  Regular School Day
Feb. 18: Interim Report Cards Q3
March 3: Beauty and the Beast Spring Show
March 25:  Early Dismissal- noon

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May 20: International Day
May 23: YCT Chinese Assessment
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Midland’s Stem Institute (MSI) has remained virtually unstoppable since starting its competitive chess program a little more than a year ago.   This past Saturday was no exception.  MSI’s Mighty Mavericks dominated yet another Midlands Scholastic Chess League event.

MSI grabbed team first place honors in the K-5 section of the tourney behind the excellent play of fifth grader Messiah Cornelius.  Messiah captured the individual first place title with a perfect score of four wins and no losses.  Strong play by teammates Katie Maldonado and Taylor Hollis helped to propel MSI to its second K-5 team win in the three total events attended this season. 

MSI's student of the week is Kameron Belk.  Kameron always shows respect for his teachers and adults around him.  He loves to study Social Studies and he is always willing to do whatever is asked of him.  He is a well rounded and very bright young man.  He is a wonderful addition to the MSI community.


Kameron Belk