In 2012, Brooklyn Castle Middle School chess team won the United States Chess Federation’s national High School championship! Middle School students defeating High School students is an incredible accomplishment!
Raised in New York City, Rochelle Ballantyne learned to play chess through the Chess in the Schools program at P.S. 139 in Brooklyn, then played at I.S. 318 and at Brooklyn Technical High School.
“In New York, COVID-19 had a really serious traumatic impact in March and April 2020. I had students who didn’t leave the house for three or four months, and they became quite depressed and fearful of going out.”
“I don’t know. My classes will all be mixed so I will have some kids who know chess and some kids who don’t know, and I’ll only see them half the time. The classes will be short, I don’t really know what we will do.
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