On Saturday, January 20th, the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, in conjunction with the Mississippi Scholastic Chess Association, hosted 45 students from schools across the state for a Regional Scholastic Chess Tournament. Students ranging in grade from kindergarten to seniors in high school competed in an individual tournament setting. Trophies were given to the top three players in each category. 

This year’s winners were:

Avery Brewer (Section K-12)

Johnny Han (Section K-9)

Landon Tu (Section K-7)

James Parmley (Section K-5)

Both Johnny Han and Landon Tu, winners of the K-9 and K-7 sections, were awarded full tuition scholarships to attend one of the MSMS Summer Enrichment Camps in June. 

Campers will spend a week living on the MSMS campus digging deeply into fun and hands-on STEM-related courses. The priority deadline for camp applications is March 31, 2018. You can learn more about MSMS summer camps by visiting or emailing

To learn more about the Mississippi Scholastic Chess Association, email Jeff Bolhuis at or call 901.651.8799.