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PHOTOS: Signing Day 2018

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SHS Signing Day occurred on November 14,2018. There were three senior softball players and two track and field athletes that signed to three schools across South and North Carolina. The committees were Angel Frank and Corey McDougald from track and field, and Airizonia Lonsberry, Maddy Keefer and Sarah Barnhill from softball. While Lonsberry, Keefer and Barnhill signed with Columbia College, McDougald signed with Campbell University, and Frank with USC.

“[I really look forward to] playing with a new group of people and having fun and continuing softball,” said Columbia College commit, Maddy Keefer.

Most of the commits look forward to starting fresh at a new school, meeting new teammates, and furthering their athletic endeavors while also still getting an education.

“I’m most looking forward to starting a new life and making new memories with my teammates in Columbia,” said USC commit Angel Frank.

The committees, after hearing various praises from their coaches and athletic director, officially signed to their college or university, and ultimately planned their future. Signing Day seals the deal for the next 4 years of their lives, not only as athletes but as students also. Their future rests on their performance in academics and athletics alike.

“I expect to leave my mark at USC in the SEC tournament and break new record,” Frank continued.

With the support of family and friends, the seniors felt very encouraged to continue their athletic path, even though it might not be their main focus.

“. . .I’m going to be more focused on my education because if you don’t have the grades, you don’t play,” said Columbia College commit Airizonia Lonsberry.

Grades are “make it or break it” when it comes to college athletics. Being a fantastic athlete can’t help you if you’re not doing well in school. Grades can alter the future of their college career, meaning that the focus of these athletes is more on academics, not on sports.

“My main focus is getting a Bachelor’s Degree in visual communications, and really being involved in clubs and volunteer work, things I didn’t do in high school,” said Frank.

The seniors are all honored to be Summerville High School athletes and have learned many valuable lessons from their coaches.

“I learned to trust… the process because nothing turns out the way you expect it to,” said Frank.

We wish our athletes luck and success as they continue their careers in college. And hope for them to never forget their home and become the best they can be in the future.

 

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