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Washington High School celebrates basketball, chess teams

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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.

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Photo: Washington's chess team.

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