PARKLAND, FL- The Westglades Chess Club recently participated in the Mayor's Chess Challenge last weekend. The Chess Club has 30 members that meet weekly throughout the school year and is lead by Krystal Young, Teacher/ ESE Support Facilitator at Westglades. Students regularly compete in local chess events and also recently competed in Orlando, FL. 

Fifteen members of the Westglades Chess Club came out on Saturday morning to test their skills in against some of Parkland's city leaders. "It was awesome that the students got to play against local politicians like the mayor, commissioner, teachers, police officers," shared Young. 

Students and local leaders alike enjoy the challenge, competition and camaraderie. "The kids and parents certainly recognize the benefits of playing. What impressed me the most was their focus and sportsmanship," shared Vice Mayor Bob Mayersohn. 

"These Westglades students are very talented chess players. I enjoyed playing chess with them and am very glad they were kind enough to go easy on me," said Mayor Christine Hunschofsky.