D-29 coach receives ‘all-star’ honor in upcoming game

A Williston-Elko coach will represent her Blue Devils at the upcoming North/South All-Star volleyball game.
Eva Strong was recognized Oct. 16 by the Williston District 29 School Board for being named a coach at the game, which will be held Nov. 15-17 at Erskine College. "We're certainly proud of her accomplishments," said Superintendent Dr. Tom Siler of Strong.
Strong considers it an honor to represent her alma mater at the game. "This is confirmation that if you believe and work hard then dreams can come true," said Strong, who has coached at WEHS since 1997. "I'll do my best to represent us with a victory."
Win or lose, Strong said she will continue to work hard, keep God first and be a "positive influence" for her students. She aims to make them successful not just on the court, but in the classroom and life as well. "I tell them they are student athletes, not athletic students," said Strong, who enjoys hearing the successes of her former students.
In other business:
The board also unanimously approved the hiring of Beatrice McKnight as the new media specialist at Kelly Edwards Elementary School. McKnight, who started work Oct. 1, brings 43 years of experience to the school.
The representatives from District 29 for the Dec. 1 S.C. School Boards Association conference were also elected. Board member Chris Rivers nominated Doris Young as their delegate and Scotty Richardson as the alternate. The nomination was seconded by Billy Williams and unanimously approved.