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May 14, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Rainier Beach basketball to be honored during MaxPreps Tour of Champions

The Rainier Beach basketball program will be honored during the MaxPreps Tournament of Champions Tuesday.

Here is the press release:

SEATTLE, WA. – On behalf of MaxPreps.com and the Army National Guard, Rainier Beach Boys Basketball team has been selected as an honoree for the 6th Annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard. Rainier Beach High School has been deemed one of the best basketball teams in the country and will be honored by the Army National Guard National Ranking Trophy presentation at Rainier Beach High School on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 11 AM. Of more than 20,000 high schools that field varsity basketball teams, only 10 are being recognized across the United States of America on the 2011-12 MaxPreps Tour of Champions.

“Coach Bethea is an inspiration to Rainier Beach High School and his players,” said Betty Patu, Seattle School Board Director for District 7, the passion he instills for our students’ manifests through lifelong mentoring and those he has given opportunities to be placed in college. He has built a legacy of his own.”

As the Rainier Beach High School Athletic Program evolves, the academic rigor of RBHS thrives as well through Microsoft’s TEALS (Technology Education And Literacy in Schools) program which places Microsoft engineers in a team teaching role in grades 9-12 classes to teach computer science with an existing in-service teacher; International Baccalaureate Program, Culinary Arts, Business Law and many more.

“We have a software program that the students can use in their hands,” said Michael Braun, a computer science teacher at Rainier Beach who partners with Microsoft employees to teach the class. “They’re gravitating towards that in their daily lives, so it’s a way to merge the two ideas – social media and actual academic curriculum into one. The kids love it.”

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