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“I can’t quit. I’m not a quitter.”

These are the words out of the mouth of an intelligent 10th grader.  Her name is Alia Ballinger.  She joined our Track team late in the season perhaps thinking that track at Whitney Young would be like it was in Middle School.  She wanted to sprint, but we had changed our direction, our focus and

MetroHealth to Provide Summer Services

The MetroHealth System will provide medical services at two schools during June and July. Patients ages 3 to 21 years old can receive physicals, immunizations, urgent care and other services one day a week from June 6-July 11. The system’s mobile unit will be stationed on Mondays at Walton School, 3409 Walton Ave., and on

A Lackluster Track Season For A Promising 12th Grade Two-Way Football Player

He is also a Basketball point guard.  Thomas Westmoreland does well in Math and Social Studies, yet he admits that he was not that great or good in my class, Spanish. Head Football Coach Vincent Hunt recently told me that he had heard that Thomas had been getting some very positive comments from outside observers

New Season, New Coach. 12th Grader DeJah Hollis Means Business

Our former Volleyball Coach, Della Rembert had nothing but positive things to say to me about this young lady during our brief phone exit interview.  Della’s departure was saddening because she wanted to be there for DeJah. I must admit that she is a fine individual and student-athlete.  She knows what good sportsmanship is and

Did Someone Say Baseball and Softball at Whitney Young?

It is for Real.  We are going through the process of petitioning for Spring Boys Baseball and Girls Softball in 2016-17. We are going through this procedure because several students have been telling us for years that they can do this or that.  Finally they presented us with a list of names of real students

Girls Fall Tennis Coming Soon

Are you ready!  Well some of you have asked for this.. The question now is, Will you show up for summer conditioning? Will you come to our school for Physicals at Whitney Young when announced?   Will you train smart by participating in summer camps or clinics, perhaps like at a local recreation center to

9th Grade Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball and Track Distance Runner

Joy Johnson just suddenly happened to come to us or I suddenly woke up.  I remember her as an eighth grader in my Spanish and French Classroom.  I could not help but to wonder if we could make a middle distance runner out of her. We could never score in the sprints. She was a

9th grader Amyr Lewis

This young man was truly a gift to us this year in more ways than one. Amyr is an outstanding student-athlete academically and athletically.  You are going to here a lot of positive things about this young man. He finished 2nd in the 2 mile run in the Jesse Owens City Championship Meet.  He is

Bright Stars on a Super Path to Success

Our Middle School Warriors Girls Track Stars were 8th graders Caitlyn Williams and Dia Young.  7th grader Charli Lewis contributed as well as they finished in Fourth place as a team in the Middle School City Championship Track and Field Meet at the Collinwood Complex.  We are so proud of their Sportsmanship and dedication.  Go