Los Angeles Rams recognize 2 High School Football Teams as Academic Challenge Winners

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The Los Angeles Rams, Los The Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) will hosted a virtual assembly for varsity football players at Fairfax and John F. Kennedy High School to recognize each school as the Rams’ Academic Challenge winners after collectively achieving the most improved Grade Point Average (GPA) and Highest GPA, respectively.

During the assembly, Rams Hall of Fame Legend Tory Holt and Director of Social Justice and Football Development Johnathan Franklin led a panel discussion about goals, character, education, and life after sports. Then they awarded each football program with a $2,500 equipment grant courtesy of USA Football.

This year’s Academic Challenge featured nine varsity high school football programs — Bell High School, Fairfax High School, Gardena High School, Hawking High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Panorama High School, Reseda High School, Inglewood High School and Morningside High School. Each program submitted the cumulative GPA of their players at the beginning of the semester. Additionally, each team received lessons in, professional etiquette and resume building from the Rams’ front office staff.

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