The Kern County Scholastic K-12 Chess Tournament has announced the winners in a countywide competition held Saturday at Foothill High School.
More than 100 students from 10 public or private schools competed in five grade categories.
The winners follow:
Grades nine through 12:
Kenneth Dollar -- First, Ridgeview High
Luis Gonzalez -- Second, Foothill High
Humberto Rocha -- Third, Ridgeview High
Cristian Hernandez -- Fourth, Foothill High
Albert He -- Fifth, Stockdale High
Grades seven through eight:
Quinton Cacal -- First, La Vina Middle School
Erwin Rivera -- Second, La Vina Middle School
Gavin Parra -- Third, Norris Middle School
Ranieri Barroga -- Fourth, La Vina Middle School
Gilberto Cortez -- Fifth, Almond Tree Middle School
Grades four through six:
Steven Camacho -- First, American Elementary School
Edem Ipac -- Second, Morningside Elementary School
Avery Backlund -- Third, Independence Elementary School
Kenneth Espiritu -- Fourth, La Vina Middle School
Issac Nartea -- Fifth, Bessie Owens Elementary School
Grades two through three:
Cole Lidgett-- First, Thorner Elementary School
Joshua Rangel -- Second, Heritage Academy School
Ethan Madewell -- Third, Thorner Elementary School
Kathleen Camacho -- Fourth, American Elementary School
Lucas Soza -- Fifth, Thorner Elementary School
Grades kindergarten through one:
Isabel Cordova -- First, Heritage Academy School
Renz Mangohig -- Second, Morningside Elementary School
Janay Fuentes -- Third, Thorner Elementary School
Jeffery Horton -- Fourth, Heritage Academy School
Nathan Welch -- Fifth, American Elementary School
Foothill High School (high school), Almond Tree Middle School (middle school), American Elementary School (4-6), and Thorner Elementary School (K-3).
Results for the California High School Speech Association state speech and debate tournament also were announced. The double elimination tournament was held April 19-21 in Valencia.
Centennial High School senior Katelyn Shipp, 17, won eight of nine rounds to earn first place in Lincoln-Douglas debate, beating 64 competitors.
Centennial High School placed 12th in the state sweepstakes awards.
Other local winners were:
Seventh place duo interpretation --Heather Hansen and Amy Delmore, Centennial High School
12th place parliamentary debate -- Lyle Kleinman and Sarah Manges, Centennial High School
13th place expository speaking -- Tim Andersen, Centennial High School
13th place policy debate -- Estefani Rodriguez and Charles Hale, East Bakersfield High School
14th place impromptu speaking -- Katelyn Shipp, Centennial High School
Two local coaches were inducted into the California Speech Hall of Fame at the tournament as well. They were Centennial's Craig Austin and Robert Garcia of Garces High School, who was elected posthumously.