Signing day for athletes at WHS


In the last days of their high school career a few seniors are making it publicly known at what college they will continue their athletic and educational career at. Signing day was Monday May, 20.

Thirteen students participate in Signing Day held in the PAC May 2019. Photo courtesy of WHS Athletics

It is the end of the school year and with that comes time for seniors to commit to a college. Some seniors choose not to go to college, and others have already committed to where they will be attending. Those who have been accepted to play a sport participate in signing day, the day where athletes sign letters of intent for their respective colleges.

“Walsh felt like home and felt like that’s where I belong,” said Benji House. “I like how small the school is and what it has to offer.”

Benji is running cross country and track for Walsh University and plans to major in either psychology or sociology.

Benji House is attending Walsh University for cross country and track. He hopes to major in psychology or sociology. Photo courtesy of WHS Athletics

Those who participate in signing day have made a great achievement. They are receiving a scholarship for their athletic prowess, and now get the chance to show everyone why on a collegiate level.

Schools are limited in the amount of scholarships they are allowed to give, and receiving one as an athlete is an honor. It is an even greater honor if that college is known across the country as one of the top division one teams. This is the case for senior Kai Wagner who is attending The University of Akron on a soccer scholarship.

“They are one of the best soccer programs in the entire country,” said Wagner. “They went to the National Championship last year and that’s just an opportunity that every wants.”

Kai Wagner is attending The University of Akron to play soccer. Photo courtesy of WHS Athletics

No matter what athletic program those signing have been accepted to, they all put in work to get them their letter of intent, and the opportunity to sign it in front of their peers.