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The “Chess Lady” Hosts Family Chess Night at Horizon Elementary School

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
 
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WHO:            
Horizon Elementary School Students, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Staff and Community Leaders

WHAT:  
Wendi Fischer also known as the “Chess Lady” dresses as a medieval queen who hosts chess lessons each week that BCPS students watch digitally in class.  Fischer will host a special Family Chess Night at Horizon Elementary.  

WHEN:  
Wednesday, January 20, 2016, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.   

WHERE:  Horizon Elementary School  
2101 Pine Island Road
Sunrise, FL 33322

WHY:            
The American Foundation for Chess in collaboration with First Move, a non-profit organization, teaches chess in all Broward County Public Schools using digital lessons.  The District has the largest scholastic chess implementation program in the nation, with all second and third grade students participating in this initiative.  



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