By John L. Braese
Hermiston High School will become the first out-of-state school to join the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association and will be a member of the Mid-Columbia Conference.
The decision to go out of state was supported by the in face of travel costs and lost class time when competing in Oregon. Hermiston’s closest conference game was a round trip of 404 miles. By joining Washington schools, that mileage has been reduced to an average of 80 miles.
“Our situation will be much improved in regards to travel distance, lost instructional time, and . . .