Columbia High School, another historically low-performing school and NASEF member, created an esports club last year. Superintendent Tom Strickler said it has electrified students who were never big fans of school — or attending school.
Word around Columbia Borough has apparently spread quickly, as middle school students have expressed interest in forming their own team.
"It just adds one more activity to keep students engaged in school," Strickler said. "I think that's the key part."