Harker rising third grader Anika Rajaram, an avid chess player, was recently invited to represent the United States at the 2016 World Cadets Chess Championships, to be held in October in the Georgian city of Batumi. Rajaram has had a string of successes at recent tournaments, including the Susan Polgar Foundation World K-2 girls championship, where she earned a perfect score. At the Susan Polgar Foundation National Open, Rajaram took second place among girls in her age group. She tied for second place at the Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation’s All-Girls Nationals in the under 8 category. Consistently ranked among the top 100 of players in her age group nationwide, as of press time Rajaram was the top-ranked player in the country under the age of 8.
Best of luck, Anika!