Hoopeston Area High School students compete in esports – Newsbug.info

Hoopeston Area High School students compete in esports – Newsbug.info

Hoopeston Area High School students had a new extra-curricular activity to participate in this year.

Principal John Klaber said esports has been growing on the high school scene for a while, but hadn’t really developed in the local area until recently.

Last year, he said, a couple of the different schools in the area got together and expressed an interest in esports.

Klaber said several area schools held a meeting at Danville Area Community College to discuss the idea.

He said DACC was one of the motivating factors for moving forward with esports since DACC started an esports team and even offers scholarships for esports.

Klaber said the school representatives had a chance to tour DACC’s esports room and see what it had to offer students.

“It kind of got the ball rolling,” he said. “After talking with several of the local schools there was interest to proceed forward
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