By Jess Nocera, Howard County Times | March 18, 2020
“Murray Hill Middle School’s gym came alive on a recent Tuesday afternoon in March, with more than 30 students wearing gold-colored shirts either dribbling a basketball or perfecting their set for volleyball.
This wasn’t an extra gym class or sports teams practicing, but rather a pilot session of the new after-school sports program being offered to Howard County middle schoolers.
Recreation-Inspired Sports for Everyone, known as RISE, started in February. The coed program looks to fill the activity gap for middle school students between the end of the school day until the early nighttime hours. Its winter session was a pilot program offered at three middle schools.”