The Del Norte High School Esports team received scholarships from APS Esports in partnership with the APS Education Foundation. Esports, an NMAA-approved activity, is a form of sport competition using video games. The sport help students realize their full potential by providing inclusion, enabling collaboration, improving confidence, and inspiring excellence. Students who participate in Esports, benefit in several ways including:
- Improved spatial awareness
- Fast-paced decision making
- Team building
- College scholarship opportunities
- STEM opportunities
- Pathway to college
A total of 87 students from 12 APS high schools received the scholarship which covers the fees ($85) required to participate in the spring 2020 season, and the cost for a team jersey ($35).
The Del Norte Esports team was featured in the Albuquerque Journal article For serious esports players, it’s more than video games. Del Norte Esports team member Vy Nguyen was interviewed and quoted in the article.