|2nd Place Winner at the Homeschool Education Association of Virginia Conference|
Kingman has been playing chess since he was 4 years old. His father taught him the game purely for pleasure. But when Dr. Quito Swan began teaching chess at the Sankofa Homeschool Collective in 2011, he stirred up a dormant volcano. As KingMan's chess study continued, his passion and seriousness about the game grew. Fast forward 4 years later and he is now a member of the Bravo Zulu Chess Club. Thanks to the mentoring and leadership of his chess coach, Mr. Shaka Greene, KingMan is now a competitive chess player. He has traveled to Lake Buena Vista, Florida, to attend the national championships twice. But what is most pleasing to me are the things that are happening in the process.