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Mater Lakes Chess Places in 1st Tournament in 2019-2020

Two MLA students placed 1st and 3rd in the 64 Squares Foundation Tournament.

Mater Lakes Academy’s chess team competed in the 64 Squares Foundation Tourney in Doral on Saturday, October 5th.


Two of our seventh grade Bears, Christopher Garcia and Deangelo Fernandez, finished 1st and 3rd respectively in their division.  Christopher had a perfect score of 5/0 and Deangelo’s score was 3/2.  The chess team at Mater Lakes Academy has been under the guidance for Mr. Michael Saunders for over five years.


“It is amazing what our students have been able to accomplish, especially being middle school students,” said Mr. Rene Rovirosa, Principal.


Mater Lakes Academy is a Miami-Dade County Public Charter School, with students enrolled in 6th – 12th grade.  Mater Lakes Academy has been open since the 2006-2007 academic school year, and is currently in its 14th year under the direction of Principal Rene F. Rovirosa, and is an A school for both the middle school and the high school.  For more information, visit the school’s website at