The Porter Nation Chess Team placed third in the Region VIII Chess Championship qualifying for National Competition in Columbus, Ohio.  The team competed on January 31 and February 1.  In individual rankings, out of 103 competitors in the High School Championship Division, Sabastian Alaniz placed 7th, Ricardo Peredo placed 8th, Simon Ibarra placed 34th, Luis Melendez placed 36th, and Nicholas Galindo placed 50th.  The Porter sponsor is Lupita Vasquez.