Friday, March 17, 2017
Photo: Washington's basketball team.
Washington High School of Information Technology is celebrating two teams that will advance to statetournaments this year - the boys' basketball team and the chess team.
The school held a pep rally on Thursday. During the event, players from both teams were introduced and cheerleaders performed. Students attending the rally had a chance to compete in contests that included free throws, half-court shots and skills challenges.
The boys' basketball team will compete in the semifinals Friday, March 17 against Cedarburg. If they win, they will compete for the Division 2 title at the Kohl Center in Madison on Saturday, March 18. The chess team will travel to UW-Oshkosh to face its challengers on March 18 and 19.
Competitive athletic and academic teams are part of the MPS Eight Big Ideas: Rethink High Schools strategy to promote student achievement.
Photo: Washington's chess team.