Since the age of six Gautam Desai has been a student of the game of chess. Playing, winning and participating in tournaments. A decade later, the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology junior is teaching kids how to play with his very own camp.

“My parents encouraged me to play when I was younger because chess would help me think, improve my critical thinking skills and solve problems,” Desai said. “Now that I’m older I see that lots of kids play violent video games that aren’t the best use of their time.”

I graduated from Brookwood High School and Georgia Southern University with a degree in Journalism. I cover news and education for the largest school system in the state of Georgia.

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