Making it official. Photo by Abby Houghton.

Making it official. Photo by Abby Houghton.

As difficult as high school may seem sometimes, many students are starting to discover how valuable it can be. Many students work tirelessly throughout their high school career. They go to school early, spend their afternoons in extracurriculars, and then do it all over again the next day. Finally, these students are getting the recognition that they deserve. Five students: Hannah Ammerman, Luke Bailey, Grace Haberland, Hunter Rowe, and Megan Waldron, signed Letters of Intent on Wednesday, November 8. Hannah Ammerman was supported by almost all of the varsity volleyball team as she committed to University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She gave thanks to her family who taught her the importance of the sport. Ammerman shared tears and laughter with her team as they all stood behind her when she signed her Letter of Intent. Luke Bailey signed his for baseball, committing to St. Cloud State. Bailey thanked his teammates and his coaches when he addressed the audience. Grace Haberland committed to Augustana University for volleyball. It was easy to feel the support from her teammates and her family during the Letter of Intent Ceremony. The Chaparral Volleyball team has always seemed to have a tight bond, and this ceremony proved that. Rowe committed to CSU Pueblo playing lacrosse. His family continuously took photos of Rowe as he voiced his gratitude to his family, coaches, teammates, and God. As Megan Waldron signed her letter of intent for Southern Methodist University, tears filled her eyes, and many of her family members reciprocated her emotions. Waldron may be committed for one of the most interesting sports, equestrian. She had been involved in this sport for years, and the feeling of accomplishment spread through the room as she spoke. It was easy to see how proud her family and coaches were. The Letter of Intent Ceremony was proof that working hard can pay off in the midst of reaching big dreams.

Story by Abby Houghton

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