Elliana Faletsky is the district’s #2 player and competes in many tournaments. She has been playing chess since she was 10 years old. Elli has been learning from Jerry since the fourth grade, and now helps teach at the Oak Terrace chess club. Elli lives in Highland Park and is currently in 8th grade at Northwood Junior High School. She has been in the dual language program since kindergarten and is fluent in Spanish. Elli also plays electric bass in a rock band called October Road, which performs frequently on the North Shore.