A quick glance at Justus Williams and he looks like a typical 12-year-old. He's quiet, loves Jay-Z and Lil' Wayne, and wears the latest and greatest Air Jordans.
However, Justus has a talent up his sleeve. He's an internationally ranked chess master and the youngest black chess master ever. Justus started playing the game while in an after school program called Chess in the Schools.
Read the rest of this fabulous article on Justus at NBC NY.
These beautiful photos are republished with kind permission from photographer Bruce Gilbert from a fantastic article in American Teacher on the team (scroll down to page 4).