Students can soon compete in a few more activities on the lake and online in McAlester.
McAlester Public Schools Board of Education members on Monday unanimously approved a motion to create, continent on funding a 4-H club, a high school fishing team, and a high school e-sports team. MPS Superintendent Randy Hughes said esports is growing in popularity among students and he hopes it offers those students an extracurricular activity which they can enjoy.
“We’re always looking at ways to keep students wanting to come to school and we have a lot of students interested in esports — and they’re going to have to be eligible,” Hughes said. “So they’re going to have to come to schools and be eligible to be on the team.”
Hughes said the McAlester esports team will reach more students who don’t participate in other extracurricular activities and fit more