High school sports participation falls in 2018–19
Last updated 9/12/2019 at 2:20pm
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released nationwide participation numbers from the 2018-19 school year on Monday, Aug. 25, announcing a decline in high school athletics and activities participation for the first time in 31 years.
Washington saw a dip in participation, tallying 174,378 students involved in high school activities during the year compared to 175,783 in 2017-18.
While the total number of participants fell in the Evergreen State, the trend was consistent with states around the country. Washington remained at No. 15 in terms of total participatio...