On October 9, 2010, Denton High School freshman William Root won a $500 college scholarship for winning the high school open section of the Scott Watson Memorial Chess Tournament, held at Jack E. Singley Academy (Irving ISD). Root is Secretary of the Denton High School Chess Club, coached by Dr. Alexey Root (parent volunteer) and sponsored by math teacher Fred Mueller. News coverage of Root's victory is in the Denton Record-Chronicle (In the Schools section, page 4A, October 13, 2010), on the Denton ISD's Web site, on the Denton HS Web site, and as part of the National Chess Day Roundup on Chess Life Online. Alexey Root is also writing a follow up article for the December 2010 issue of Chess Life for Kids.

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