Its amazing the things we read up on. I found this article scrolling down my timeline on facebook.
This Nigerian refugee, Tanitoluwa “Tani” Adewumi, took home the New York statewide chess championship trophy in the kindergarten through third grade category.
According to the NY Times in 2017, Tani fled northern Nigeria along with his parents and older brother to escape the threat of violence from Boko Haram as a result of their family’s Christian beliefs. When they arrived in New York, they settled into a Manhattan homeless shelter and enrolled Tani in school at P.S.116.