The 501(c)3 US Chess Federation’s 2022 National High School (K-12) Championship (NHS) took place from April 8-10 at the Renasant Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Due to continuing concerns about the pandemic and travel difficulties tied to severe weather on the east coast, attendance was lower than the typical range of 1400-1600 competitors, but still, 1,067 players from 40 states competed in this national championship event. This was the first in-person NHS since 2019. The first NHS was held in 1969.

The Individual Championship ended in a seven-way tie for first. All seven are National High School Co-Champions (but listed in tie-break order):

IM Arthur Guo, 10th Grade, The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, Georgia
Vishnu Vanapalli, 9th Grade, Ardrey Kell High School, Charlotte, North Carolina
FM Gus Huston, 10th Grade, The Dalton School, New York, New York
IM Anthony He, 11th Grade, Tesla Stem HS, Redmond, Washington
NM Bijan Tahmassebi, 12th Grade, Winston Churchill HS, Potomac, Maryland
FM Nico Chasin, 9th Grade, Columbia Grammar and Prep, New York, New York
Advaith Karthik, 10th Grade, Cox Mill HS, Concord, North Carolina

Left to right: Advaith Karthik, Vishnu Vanapalli, FM Gus Huston, IM Anthony He, FM Nico Chasin, Bijal Tahmassebi. Not pictured: IM Arthur Guo.
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Left to right: Advaith Karthik, Vishnu Vanapalli, FM Gus Huston, IM Anthony He, FM Nico Chasin, Bijal Tahmassebi. Not pictured: IM Arthur Guo.