Basketball games break in new gymnasium at Summit Charter School

The competition was intense and the energy was electric at the inaugural basketball games at Summit’s new gymnasium on Friday, March 24.

Beatrice Bryson shoots a foul shot in the middle school girls versus faculty game. The entire game was close with it ending in a tie.

Before school was dismissed for the holiday weekend, Summit hosted three 12-minute basketball games on its new regulation basketball court, including matchups between students and faculty. Interim Director Billy Leonard served as announcer and Summit parent Craig Johnson was referee.

Pictured below the crowd get fired up at the game at Summit Charter School’s recently completed gym.

“The games were a blast and watching the students, whether they were playing basketball or cheering the teams on, brought great joy,” says Billy Leonard, interim director. “These kids have waited over 20 years for their own gym and its been amazing to witness their dreams come true this year.”

Summit third graders show off their Summit pride as they experience the first basketball games in the school’s first-ever gymnasium.

The gymnasium, which is part of the school’s new Summit Center facility, was funded by the Summit Charter School Foundation. It is the first time the 22-year-old school has had its own indoor athletic facility. The court, which is also connected to a performance area, will be used for basketball, volleyball, PE classes, assemblies and community events. A ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Summit Center will take place in July.

Summit’s middle school girls engage in a pregame huddle. The girls basketball team ended their season undefeated and have won three straight conference championships.

Pictured at the top of the article is Summit’s Josh Handy and Lilly Bryson battle for the ball during the tip-off at the start of the boys versus girls game. Pictured below are more pohotos from the first game in the new gym.

Photos courtesy of Summit Charter School

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