Axel Gaetano wins kindergarten level state chess title

Courtesy of Betsy Scolnik

State chess champion in the kindergarten level Axel Gaetano, of Anahola, celebrates with his trophy after winning on April 20, 2024.

ANAHOLA — Axel Gaetano, of Anahola, became the kindergarten level state chess champion after winning his category at the 2024 Guy Ontai State K-12 Chess Championship, which took place at Washington Middle School on O‘ahu on April 20.