Much of last week’s media availability with the National Federation of State High School Associations focused on the educational and mental health benefits of activities amid the pandemic, but Executive Director Dr. Karissa Niehoff also addressed the financial component.

Niehoff expanded on the financial role.

Niehoff spoke for the national trend, but MSHSAA Executive Director Dr. Kerwin Urhahn expressed similar thoughts when he visited with Regional Radio after the board canceled the large school Show-Me Showdown in March. Urhahn is the NFHS president.