Kathryn Rose Taylor Order Of The Knight

Each year at the state championship, the OSCF inducts students into the “Kathryn Rose Taylor Order of the Knight.”

Kathryn Rose Taylor (1955-2010) was a vibrant queen of chess, whose enthusiasm for the game, her sparkling personality, and her love of children led her to establish the Clatskanie chess club in 1999 with her son Michael. A few years later, she co-founded the Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation in 2005 with Amy Coughlin and Sudhakar Kudva. Under her leadership, both organizations thrived beyond any reasonable expectations. Kate loved chess, but she had a special passion for using chess to teach character and sportsmanship. It is in her honor that we name the OSCF’s highest award for sportsmanship.

For hundreds of years knights have been known for their honor, loyalty, perseverance, fearlessness and integrity. The OSCF is proud to induct the following students into the Kathryn Rose Taylor Order of the Knight for their courage, commitment, and upholding of high virtues and standards while participating in the timeless game of chess during the challenge of competition.

MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF THE KNIGHT

2017 KNIGHTS
Cole Fenner
Jeeva Moorthy
Ameya Shirguppe
David Hill-Sokolov
Saraswathi Tummuru
Henry Westlund

2016 KNIGHTS
Kira Dobbins
Forrest Holt
Logan McClure
Thomas Schuff
Nathan Smith
Thihansa Waduthanthree
Alex Wei

2015 KNIGHTS
Krish Aditya
Jordan Henderson
Brogan Lane
Andre Rue
Joe Schlechter

2014 KNIGHTS
Alexandre Boyce
Olivia Cooper
Tommy Eblen
Neeraj Javadekar
Maxwell Sun
Torrey Gage-Tomlinson

2013 KNIGHTS
Jeff Austin
Isaiah Hill
Coen Kilcullen
Zane Moore
Duncan Soiffer
Travis Weksler

2012 KNIGHTS
Kevin Dai
Hunter Deitz
Jeremy Dixson
Reilly Norgren
Edward Puls
Manuel Qualey

2011 KNIGHTS
Sequoia Allen
Sierra Bechdolt
Alexander Eisenhauer
Aidan Gardner O’Kearny
Pleasant Hill Elementary School

2010 KNIGHTS
Alex Bartholomew
Mitchell Hamann
Anna Nixon
Dashiell Shulman
Zia Wiles
Jed Wright
Marshal Xu

2009 KNIGHTS
Casey Ford
Chase Morgan
Brendan Hulegaard
Matt Dalthorp
Michael Stephens
Angelina Morones

2008 KNIGHTS
Kenneth Lamm
Rex Henzie
Jeffrey Clappe
Aaron Pikus
Sequoia Allen
Warren Skirvin
Cameron Kocher
Neal Aditya
Noelani Daily
Gautum Srinivas
Chinmai Srinivas
Ashlyn Melvin

2007 KNIGHTS
Benjamin Pikus
Jonathan Yau
David DB Falk
Michael FM Taylor
Alex Piatski
Craig Still

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