ROSELLE, NJ - A new athletic program to prepare athletes for high school competition is coming to Grace Wilday Junior High School in 2019.

Boys in the eighth-grade will be meeting at Abraham Clark High School with the football coach, James Williams, on a regular basis from January to June.

These student-athletes will be learning how to prepare for the upcoming spring and fall sports seasons. These future Roselle Rams will get a head start on tryouts for football and other sports programs within the district.

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“I think this is terrific,” said Tomeeko Hunt, principal of Grace Wilday. “It’s nice to know our students have something to look forward to after school as well as something to work towards as they get ready for high school.

“A program like this has never been implemented before,” said Dr. James C. Baker, Interim Schools Superintendent, who came up with the idea. 

“Academics are very important, but so are after-school activities. Students need more than their studies, and preparation is key. We are proud to build well-rounded students here in Roselle.” is Roselle’s official electronic news source! To get your free daily Roselle or Roselle Park news, click on your town. 

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