Student Athlete Study Tables
Adapting to the virtual learning world, East High School has virtual study tables for student athletes. "The main purpose of our study tables program is to provide academic support for student-athletes," Study Table Coordinator, Wilson Seely said. "We help student-athletes complete coursework, set academic and athletic goals, and introduce them to a variety of guest speakers to help them prepare for college and career. Athletes receive help from tutors and we provide weekly grade monitoring to improve accountability and communication between teachers, coaches, and teammates." Wilson, a 2020 Crystal Apple Award Nominee, is the Lussier LOFT Purgolder Enrichment Coordinator, an East High Football Coach, and teacher at Whitehorse Middle School. So far this year, student athletes have heard from guest speakers including East alum, Representative Melissa Sargent, Toren Young, a decorated Division 1 college athlete from the Eastside of Madison, and Colonel Gregory Gadson, a distinguished retired U.S. Army Colonel and Commander, who lost both of his legs while serving in Baghdad.
A parent with a student involved with the program recently said, "I can't express enough thanks! Virtual learning has been a ride for all of us! Not being able to play sports really impacts these kids! Offering help, offering these group interactions is amazing! Thank you team!!!!"
The group meets on Tuesdays and Thur
sdays from 4:15-5:15pm as a group and also features breakout groups based on the student's grade and subject. Student athletes who would like to participate in the study tables can contact Wilson Seely
. A variety of additional academic supports
are available for all students as well.