HMS Chess Team places 1st out of 16 state teams on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Santa Clara in the 7th-8th grade division. Juan M. placed 4th out of 99 players. Several other HMS students placed. In the 6th grade division, the HMS Chess Team placed 5th out of 20 teams with only 4 players. Mr. Alvarado said, “I’m very proud of [our students]! Great kids to be around.” “We will look for a way to get our team to compete at the national level,” said Mr. Gonzalez (HMS Principal).