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Student-athletes sign letters of intent, play collegiate sports

FALCON STUDENT-ATHLETES listen intently as their coaches sing their praises at the National Signing Day event held on Wednesday, February 7, in the auditorium. Each student wore ‘gear’ from the college or university they will attend in the fall. (Nicole Fratrick)

National Signing Day is an annual event held in February throughout the country in which student-athletes prepare to turn the page, graduate from high school and move on to the next chapter of their lives.

On this special day held in the auditorium on Wednesday, 13 of the school’s seniors sat on stage in the auditorium in front of family, teachers, and peers to ultimately commit to the [respective] university or college of their choice by signing a binding ‘letter of intent’ to play a collegiate sport for the next four years.

Thus, as the student athletes sat stoically, wearing clothing that represents their choice school and waiting for kind words from their coaches, each silently reminisced over the last four years and how their passion to succeed in their sport has led to this moment in time.

One of the student-athletes who will continue on the collegiate level, senior Jake Colucci plans to play baseball in the fall at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG).

“I’m looking forward to UNCG because of my relationship with the coaches and the development opportunities they offer,” Colucci said. “I’m so ready to up my game.”

A list of students, their sports, and the school each will attend in the fall can be found below:

Jake Colucci      University of North Carolina Greensboro     Baseball

Parker Wight    University of North Carolina Greensboro     Baseball

Garrison Wight       Louisburg College       Baseball

Austin Irby     East Carolina      Baseball

Dax Booth      Radford University     Soccer

Aiden New      University of Lynchburg     Golf

Megan Spear     Dartmouth College     Field Hockey

Aniyah Fraser-Adams     Hampton University     Soccer

Sam Braidwood     William & Mary University     Football

Kole Gresham      Christopher Newport University      Football

Isaak Mihalap    Christopher Newport University     Football

 

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