Messenger Double Header! — Big Wins for Garfield Robotics and Chess Clubs

“A Robotics Rampage: Sophomore Hazel P. Leads Garfield Robotics to the World Championship”

Ten-year-olds often spend their time playing tag at recess or trying to learn their multiplication tables. However, when Garfield sophomore Hazel P. was ten she was learning Scratch, a beginning programming language that is the same basic code students learn in the Intro to Computer Science class at Garfield. Pearson grew up in a household focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). … Click to read more.

By Carlin B. in The Garfield Messenger student paper. Subscribe or donate to support great student reporting.

“Check Mate: GHS Chess Team Wins Metros, Ties for State Title”

If you’re wondering what a chess article is doing in the sports section, Garfield Junior Roland F., the reigning Supernationals champion of chess, would like a word with you. “With chess, like any other sport, you have to train for it and you have to practice for it,” he said. “When you’re sitting there and you’re playing chess, you can’t really move or get up and you’re thinking about a game, calculating every line, every position for an extended period of time. This is something that if you’re not used to it, you get mentally exhausted very quickly.” … Click to read more.

By John V. in The Garfield Messenger student paper. Subscribe or donate to support great student reporting.