Johnston schools holding basketball tourney to fight dropout rate

Posted May 4, 2010 1:06 p.m. EDT

— In an effort to raise awareness about dropout prevention, Johnston County Schools and the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center are holding a co-ed 3-on-3 basketball tournament for high school students from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 5.

For rules and registration forms, students should talk with the student advocate at their high school. The deadline to register teams is May 17.

"Enjoy the music, food, awards, door prizes, and competition," Johnston school officials said in a news release. "T-shirts will be given to all participants."

Information will be available to students, parents and community members regarding the dropout issue. For more information, contact JCS dropout prevention coordinator Joseph Eno at 934-9810 ext. 103.