SHILOH – Jay Streit was named MVP of the Shiloh Middle School Chess Team, which just finished their second undefeated season in a row. Streit, who will be going into eighth grade in the fall, spoke about why he thinks the team has been so successful, and what went into him being the MVP.
He was second chair, meaning second best, in fifth and sixth grades, but was made first chair in his seventh grade season, and began playing at an early age. “I started learning from my father in third grade. We practiced every day playing each other, with me normally losing until one day I beat him and the epic feud began. I now play him every time I can and try to beat him,” Streit said. His younger sister, Vivian, is also beginning to learn.