All told, 21 Science Hill athletes signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic pursuits at the collegiate level during a pair of ceremonies held at the school.
Last Wednesday, a total of 13 athletes signed in a variety of sports. Caleb Marmo signed to play baseball at Wake Forest while Jared Harter made his commitment to King, where he will wrestle.
Fresh off another strong showing in the state tournament, Science Hill golfers Jackson Skeen (Tennessee) and Carter Counts (Milligan) both signed scholarships.
Meanwhile, Ella Gay committed to Carson-Newman, where she will play volleyball, and Gracie Holt will continue her softball career at Young Harris University. Alasia Smith (Gardner-Webb) and Erin Egerbrecht (UVA Wise), teammates on the Science Hill girls’ basketball team, both signed on Wednesday.
Five cross country runners made their college decisions final during Wednesday’s event. Ray Richardson signed with Tusculum, Destiny Haller signed with King and Aaron Jones, Anderson Fickley and Caleb Arias all chose Milligan.
On Monday, seven members of the Science Hill girls’ soccer team signed scholarship papers fresh off a state tournament appearance. Brenna Weber (Tusculum), Lina Powell (Anderson), Allie Torbett (Trevecca Nazarene), Teagan Kersey (USC Aiken), Savannah Fields (Lincoln Memorial), Tori Sparks (Montreat) and Sydney Jordan (Montreat) all announced their decisions together as a group.
Photos of the other 13 signees will run in future editions of the News & Neighbor.