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Washington enjoys biggest increase in high school sports participation in the country

December 29, 2017 / Athletic Administration
The U.S. Census bureau estimates the state of Washington’s population increased by 1.7 percent from 2016 to 2017, the fourth-highest increase in the nation. The state’s high school sports participation total increased a lot more than that, however. Washington had 172,229 high school athletes during the 2016-17 school year, up a whopping 13.3 percent from 2015-16.

Statistics compiled by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).


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