Chess is a major deal at Whitney Young. The school busted out the band and even cheerleaders at a Pep Rally to celebrate their state chess cahmpions.(ABC photo)
Whitney Young and Northside are proven chess powers in the state level as Whitney Young won state in chess and Northside Prep finished 8th at the IHSA state tournament.
In addittion, they are showing that they are national powers as well.
"Whitney Young and Northside Prep both sent teams to the big Supernationals tournament this weekend, and at the national blitz tournament Thursday evening, their teams finished #2 and #3 in the nation! (National powerhouse Catalina Foothills from Arizona finished #1.) I think that's an amazing accomplishment for CPS chess," said a reader.