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By Eric Umphrey
The Times 

Prescott introduces an esport team

Questions and answers with Prescott's esports coach.

 

March 24, 2022

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Prescott's first esports team from left to right: Adrian Rubio, Juan Diaz, Hector Garcia, and coach Travis Bradford.

Prescott School District is now offering an esports program as an extracurricular activity. It is covered under Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) as an activity and may later be categorized as a sport under the organization.

There has been considerable discussion about the value of esports in K-12 education. In 2018, the Pew Reseach Center reported that 97% of teen boys and 83% of teen girls played video games. Including esports as an extracurricular activity can help schools reach out to students who might not otherwise be engaged with school sports or clubs.

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