Thursday, March 09, 2006

Winning is its own reward

In 1979, my high school chess team won the Massachusetts and New England High School Team Championships and tied for 4th at the Nationals. Of course the rest of the school couldn't have cared less. So, it's not surprising that this story resonates with me:
For the first time in its 10-year history, [Stanwood High School]'s chess team placed No. 1 in the Wesco league, beating 10 other schools in the county. The team is undefeated for the season, with players recording 38 wins, six losses and one draw.

What does that mean?

"To the rest of the school? Not much," said Tristan Hiegler, 17, a junior. "To us, it's pretty cool.

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