at Stuyvesant High School
A 2012 graduate of Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, Loren Weiss was a top student who took AP classes in U.S. History, World History, Economics, Calculus, and Physics, and earned a recommendation for math honors in 2011. He was also a nationally-recognized chess player. As of August 2012, Loren Weiss ranked 37th in his age group (18-year-olds) in the U.S. Chess Federation ratings. Weiss was a member of the Stuyvesant chess club for four years. In 2009, he was part of the team that came in first at the Scholastic National Chess Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee. He was also on the team in 2010 when they came in second place in the same tournament held in Columbus, Ohio. In January 2012, he came in fourth place at the New York Scholastic Chess Championships, High School Varsity division, and was top scorer for the team. Loren Weiss is currently a member of the Marshall Chess Club. Situated in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, the club is one of America's oldest and most storied chess institutions. He recently tied for first place in an August 2012 U2100 tournament there and tied for second place at the Chess Center of New York competition a few weeks prior. Aside from chess, Weiss regularly plays basketball and lifts weights. Committed to fitness and community activities, he took part in the 2010 Free-to-Breathe Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which raised money for lung cancer research. This past spring, he also volunteered planting bulbs in the West Side Community Garden.
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