Throughout ACHS there has been five student athletes that have signed to play a sport in college.
The first signings for ACHS were Cade Gonzales and Hunter O’Toole. They both signed to continue their academics and baseball careers at Cowley County Community College. These two athletes signed on November 21 in the ACHS library. The decision to narrow down to a specific college can be a daunting one.
“[Cowley is] one of the top JUCOs in the nation,” said Gonzales. “I also wanted to stay close to home.”
O’Toole has similar aspirations.
“It was a good fit for me because I was able to stay close to home,” said O’Toole. “Plus, it’s one of the best JUCOs in the nation.”
The third signing was also for baseball. Senior Andrew Brautman signed with Neosho County on November 21 alongside his classmates.
“Neosho was my first visit and as they showed me around campus they expressed to me how they carry themselves and the great community that was around them,” said Brautman. “In addition to that, I had a chance to make relationships with the team which ultimately made my decision easier.”
The last two signings came from ACHS wrestlers, Jake Beeson and Marcus Robinson, who signed with the University of Central Oklahoma and Buffalo University respectively.
Robinson is set on majoring in Pre-Med and wanted to make sure the school he chose had a good program that would fit into his wrestling and academic career.
“It was [the] best fit for me and what I wanted to do with my life,” said Robinson.
Likewise, Beeson also felt a connection with his school of choice.
“[They] had a great wrestling program and great facilities,” said Beeson. “I know some of the wrestlers on the team that I could imagine being life long friends with, which is a big thing for me.”
All in all, ACHS is proud of these young men for taking their next step in life and are excited to see what the future holds for them.
Article by Nate Spencer, staff writer