Success Starts Here | Apr 12, 2022
The National School Board Conference held in Philadelphia in 2019 provided information for Southeastern Greene School District Board member, Janet Pennington, to approach the administration and her fellow board members with the idea of starting an esports program at Mapletown High School. Esports, short for electronic sports, is a form of competition using video games. With 72% of students considering themselves gamers, competitive Esports teams are becoming part of the extracurricular landscape in many high schools and colleges. Many colleges are sponsoring Esports teams and offering scholarships with the student pursuing any major just as in traditional sports.
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