School Partners and Coaches Furnish New BEST Academy High School Fitness Center

by Michael Walker, Athletic Director, B.E.S.T. Academy

Community partnerships made the new BEST High School weight room possible.

Students at the all male BEST Academy High School will return after the break to new weight room equipment in their school’s fitness center.

The new addition to our weight room/fitness center will enhance the High School experience for our students and student/athletes at BEST Academy and will give them the opportunity to be physically fit.

As we know, with the challenges our young people face with obesity, there was a dire need to purchase the new weight/fitness equipment at BEST Academy High School as part of the new wellness initiative. The equipment is sensational and has been receiving rave reviews from our students.

The project at BEST Academy High School was sorely needed as Mr. Boris Hurst, Principal, teamed up with the Athletic Director, Coaches and School Partners to see that the proper funds were raised to furnish the weight room/fitness center.

Mr. Hurst was instrumental in kicking off the campaign by introducing the athletic staff to the right people for help. The weight room previously had a borrowed bench and squat rack with a small number of plates and two bars. Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated Principal, we now have equipment that our students can be trained properly in the area of physical fitness and athletic training. We are still in the process of obtaining more funds to purchase other equipment for use by our students and faculty and staff.

About BEST Academy High School

The Business, Engineering, Science, and Technology (B.E.S.T.) Academy High School at the Benjamin S. Carson Educational Complex will espouse the values of a solid work ethic, good citizenship, and a sense of morality that supports the community. B.E.S.T. will stand firm on the belief that students deserve a quality education that will propel them regardless of the path that they may choose. An education at B.E.S.T. Academy High School will focused on the development of the total student, preparing them for life, college, a commitment to community and a concern for the global society. B.E.S.T. will be designed to align with students’ strengths and interests to allow for real-world connections.

Through the single-gender structure, B.E.S.T. Academy High School at Ben S. Carson will strive to significantly shape its students into well-rounded young men who are prepared to meet current and future demands that are inevitable in an ever-changing global society. As one of the first single-gender high schools, coupled with the small learning communities environment design, B.E.S.T. is destined to be more effective in preparing our students for the post-secondary opportunities of today and tomorrow.

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