Justis Williams Featured in Commercial During Academy Awards

03.07.16 The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honored the best films of 2015 and took place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. What we thought was coolest about the whole event was the commercial featuring scholastic chess player Justis Williams. On the eve of Maine's State Scholastic Team Chess Championships we recommend you check out Justis's write-up and watch the feature clip.

At the age of 16, Bronx teen Justus Williams became the youngest African American to achieve Master Status.
image: cdn.newsday.com

Thanks to Dan Fishbein for contributing to this report.

Daring Origins: Justus Williams, National Chess Master

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