Jonathan Hrach is an 8th grader at Elm Place Middle School and has been playing chess for three years. He is the district’s top player, with a USCF rating of 1719, and a regular player in state and national tournaments. He is a member of the 4-H club, plays the cello and clarinet in several school bands, and is an award-winning Super Motocross racer in the 85 Senior Class. He can’t wait to move into Highland Park High School this fall, where he’s a shoo-in for top board on the school chess team. He currently studies chess with FM Eric Rosen and Shiva Maharaj and loves to play chess online.