Eastern is fortunate to have a chess team which competes in the JCPS League every Thursday from October to January annually. The matches are on Thursdays, at 3:30pm. Practice is on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 2:30 to 4:00pm. Our students put much work into the practices and games and are very successful year after year.
Chess is, by far, one of the most challenging games to date. Intellectually, it is the antithesis of the modern-day computer games which are fast, furious and unfortunately, more popular with our students. For mental nutrition and strength, there is nothing like the game. Studies have been made which indicate that students who are taught chess have an easier time with the mental gymnastics of math and science later in their scholastic careers.