Wrapping up its second year at William B. Orenic Intermediate School is the chess club, which sponsor and William B. Orenic Intermediate School math Specialist Janet Grenier said she’s found promotes good problem-solving skills, improved attention and good sportsmanship.
Grenier began the club at the Troy Community School District 30-C school last year afters sponsoring a chess club at Troy Middle School before that. The game is an excellent activity for students, she said.
"The game of chess requires strategic and critical thinking that encourages the use of both sides of the brain,” she said in a news release. “I want the members to have fun, make friends and enjoy playing the game of chess.”