May 15, 3:48 PM click here to comment > 0
Rainier Beach High School’s “Tour of Champions” Assembly
Today Mayor McGinn visited Rainier Beach High School to take part in an assembly celebrating the school’s new educational programs and its championship-winning basketball team. Joined by local dignitaries and Rainier Beach alumni, the mayor talked to students about the importance of courses like their new computer science and culinary arts programs.
The Mayor went on to talk about the Be Here Get There attendance challenge, which is currently offering a prize drawing for tickets to a Seattle Sounders match for high school students who come to school every day of the month of May.
Several professional basketball stars were also there to honor the school, including Rainier Beach alumni Jamal Crawford. Crawford spoke about how student athletes have to focus not only on the court but in the classroom, too. He told the crowd of students that even as a professional basketball player he’s had to use the lessons and information that he gathered at Rainier Beach High School.
Photos by: Jen Nance
Posted by: Sam Johnston