88 players competed in the 49th annual WV Scholastic Championship held in Institute. The WV Scholastic Chess Association organized the event and president Robert L Greer was the chief tournament director.
The high school champion is Parker Benson (3.5/4), who won on tiebreaks over Vishnu Kasireddy and Cody Kropp. Parker will represent WV in the GM Arnold Denker Tournament of High School Champions.
The middle school champion is Nicholas Palmer (4/4). Nicholas will represent WV at the Dewain Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions.
Clare Higgins was the top female finisher and will represent WV at the US Chess National Girls Tournament of Champions.
All three of these events will be held from July 30 to August 2 in Indianapolis during the US Open.
The WV Gazette has also posted a story on the event which can be seen here.