The USD 410 Board of Education approved coach Sandy Arnold and two HHS volleyball players to attend the National Volleyball Coaches Association Convention Dec. 14, 15, and 16 in Louisville, Ky.
Senior Tena Loewen and junior Danae Bina were invited to attend the skills competitions and clinics during the convention. Loewen is also in the running with 340 other players to be selected to the all-star game among the top 24 players in the country. If she is selected it would cause a school conflict because she would have to travel to Louisville by Dec. 12 for a practice.
The current plan of both players is to play in the HHS basketball game Dec. 14 at Lyons and then drive through the night.
The board approved the use of a school vehicle and gas for the trip with a 4-2 vote; Eddie Weber and Joe Sechrist voted against it. The registration for the convention, approved the by the board, will be paid by the athletic department.
Weber and Sechrist cited that the district did not pay for gas for out state trips for FFA and TSA.