Deer Run Elementary School's chess club ended the school year as state champions.

Deer Run Elementary School's chess club ended the school year as state champions.

During an Ohio Elementary State Chess Championship last month, the club's primary students won the K-2 grade non-rated category and were named state champions.

The intermediate team snagged third place in the fourth- to sixth-grade non-rated category.

Deer Run's 2nd grade team also won second place to the 2015 Queen City Chess Championship where they competed against teams from Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.