New buildings are not the only thing Winton Woods City Schools can look forward to in 2020. As of Nov. 9, Winton Woods High School (WWHS) will be joining nine other schools to complete the Eastern Cincinnati Conference (ECC). “We are extremely pleased to be joining the ECC,” said Superintendent Anthony G. Smith. “We believe this conference will continue to enhance our athletics department as well as our academic programs.”
Winton Woods District has a total of 27 athletic teams including boys lacrosse and girls crew that were recently added in 2016. “We are looking forward to redirecting funds that were previously spent on transportation costs to support student academic opportunities,” said WWHS Athletic Director David Lumpkin. “There will also be more outlets for students to receive recognition and trophies which is important for college scholarships and will further benefit our students' academic career.”
In 2016, Superintendent Smith raised the GPA requirement to 2.5 for students who want to participate in athletics with the goal of increasing student achievement and scholarship opportunities. “This is a conference centered around students and improving their futures which supports our students becoming future ready,” said Mr. Smith. “We are excited to continue to compete at the highest level, bringing revenue and building on current and establish new relationships in the league.”
For more information about the conference, go to eccsports.com.