Rep. Seaton advocates for Russian hockey players
By Aaron Selbig
An effort to change Alaska School Activities Association rules to allow hockey players from the Russian Old Believer villages of Voznesenka, Razdolna and Kachemak Selo to play for Homer High will face an important hurdle Monday when the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board takes up the issue at their regular meeting.
In a recent letter to the board, Rep. Paul Seaton advocated for the change, saying it would help reduce the dropout rate and provide students «the opportunity to be engaged and interested» in academic life.
If the board approves the rule change, it would still have to be approved by ASAA, which meets in Nome April 27.
Story last updated at 8:30 PM on Wednesday, April 8, 2009