Boys & Girls High School’s boys basketball team is celebrating winning its third straight PSAL Championship title and the New York State Championship, both firsts in the school’s history.
The boys track team won city, state and national championships for indoor track, and in one race earned the best time in the nation for this year and the second best time in the history of United States indoor track.
Boys & Girls High School Principal Bernard Gassaway instituted a “Higher Standards, Higher Expectations” policy for student-athletes at the beginning of this year, which requires them to maintain a grade average of at least 70 percent, pass a certain number of Regents Exams, and serve 30 hours of community service to remain eligible for athletic participation.
Located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Boys & Girls High School has graduated basketball greats like Hall of Fame player and coach Lenny Wilkens and NBA player and playground legend Connie Hawkins. Alumni also include historic presidential candidate Rep. Shirley Chisholm, singer/actress Lena Horne and many others.