Hello Mr. Stormont. My name is Adrian Brito, and I used to be one of your chess students in P.A.C.E. I won first place in the beginners level at a tournament you took me to. I hope you are doing well.
I no longer actively play chess, but I am, however, studying mechanical engineering. I always recognize that chess came into my life at a critical moment in the development of my brain, and it really expanded my thought process and problem solving tactics, and if it weren’t for chess, I can honestly say I probably wouldn’t be pursuing this career.
Up to this day, teaching music, tutoring math, and volunteering in character development in youth, I always use the example that YOU taught me in chess; always have in mind the next one, two, and even three next BEST moves your opponent can possibly make. This is a principle that can be applied to virtually everything in life. Always keep in mind the best AND worst possibilities when making any decision.
Thank you for your passion, hard work, and dedication, to not only the chess community, but to the generations you have affected in the best way possible.
Happy New Year and God Bless.