- Ashley Wang
Junior League Hosts First-Ever Virtual High School Fair
The Beat the Streets Junior League held its first-ever virtual high school fair yesterday evening for its middle school students.
During the fair, coaches and student-athletes from high schools across the five boroughs presented both their school’s wrestling and academic programs. Represented high schools included Martin Luther King, Susan Wagner, New Utrecht, Frederick Douglass, Tottenville, Eagle Academy, Metro Campus, Seward Park, Grand Street Campus, Forest Hills, and Jamaica High School.
With the overwhelming number of high schools in New York City, Beat the Streets Director of Youth Programming Penn Gottfried emphasizes the importance of breaking down these options.
“Unlike probably every other place in the nation, NYC has a convoluted and confusing high school application process," said Gottfried. "It's paramount that these middle schoolers are connected with these high school coaches, or a wrestler could potentially end up at a school without wrestling."
The transition between middle school to high school wrestling, Gottfried says, is vital to the continued growth of wrestling culture in the city.
"This continuity and matriculation is arguably one of the most important things we can do here at Beat The Streets, and I'm proud that this event can help contribute to that," said Gottfried.
To learn more about New York City high school wrestling programs, please view the documents below.