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Students compete in chess tournament

Forty-three students in the Burbank Unified School District competed in the National Youth Action Chess Tournament in Irvine. They placed fifth nationally in the primary and junior high sections and placed eighth in the intermediate section.

The names of the students who competed include: Ethan Aquino, Vinay Bidin, Harsha Rontala, Henry Keeney, Christopher Alexan, Gabriel Castaneda, Daniel Cristea, Cesar Cuevas, Monte Davityan, Justine Encontro, Brett Fragosa, Christian Gladney, Noah Henao, Abner Hernandez, Carlos Izaguirre, Taylor Keppel, Benjamin Kim, Alexander Levin, Isaiah Mendez, Jaime Morales, Eric Murillo, Joshua Ramoy, Brian Reyes, Anthony Rodriguez, Brian Rojas, Jack Sheflin, Thomas Wilson, Vishnu Yarlagadda, Michael Campion, Luis Cuevas, Xavier Donovan, Henry Foust, Nichols Hall, Benjamin Henao, Miguel Malonzo, David Nunez, Kyle Pena, Christopher Spencer, Cameron Takahashi, Javier Vazquez, Ian Wise, Edward Zometa and Steven Rodriguez.