Holy Trinity Interparochial School captured 5th place in elementary team competition in the New Jersey State Elementary Chess Championships held Feb. 22 in Lincroft. Holy Trinity also won 7th place Team in the Primary (K-3) Division. The competition is open to public and private school teams from across the state. Representing the team in the primary division were Danny Fannick, Conleth Gorham, and Steven Pochatko. Playing in the elementary division were Hannah Cumming, Alex Cumming, Angelika Demetrick, Owen Mitchell, and Alec Touhey. Playing in the junior high division was Daniel Cao.
Each student played five games during the day-long event. Special congratulations go to Angelika Demetrick for her 3 wins, Daniel Cao for scoring 2.5 points in the Jr. High Division, and Steven Pochatko, who scored 2 points in his first ever chess tournament. In a warm-up meet earlier in the month at Princeton Day School, the team finished in 2nd Place in the Novice II Section.