The Mighty Porter Nation Chess Team placed 4th at the 2016 TCA Region VIII Chess Championship. The Porter team competed both Saturday and Sunday placing 4th out of 11 teams in the Championship Regional Division. With this win, the team advances to Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia.  Composing this amazing team are: Team Captain Ricardo Peredo who placed 9th in individual standing; Sabastian Alaniz who placed 21st; and Simon Ibarra who placed 22nd. The other team members are Luis Melendez, Nicholas Galindo, Karla Zendejas, Lisandro Mendez, Rafael Gomez, Jr, and Miguel Perez.