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Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi visits United States

Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi visits United States

By Allen Dishigrikyan, Clark Magnet HS, La Crescenta, Calif.

May 12, 2014

Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan teenager, broke the vicious cycle of life in the slums through the ancient game of chess.

Confidence 17 years in the making

Confidence 17 years in the making

By Nick Keith, Athens Drive HS, Raleigh, N.C.

May 12, 2014

What I wish I could have seen coming back then and that I remind myself of now is that, no matter what oddities separate you from popularity or a different crowd, if you’re not being yourself, you’re missing out on the pieces of life you would genuinely enjoy.