Four more years


Brandon Woods, Editor-in-Cheif

By Brandon Woods

Senior athletes look forward to their future endeavours

Dreams came true for 19 senior athletes on Friday, April 25th as they signed their letters of intent to continue their athletic career in college.
Athletes of North’s baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, swimming and track & field team participated in the event in the Little Theatre. Football had the most recruit out all of the sports, with seven recruits.
Millikin University recruit Dorian Holland was one of the 19 senior athletes that signed his letter of intent to continue his basketball career.
Holland has been playing basketball since the second grade, and being able to continue his career in college is nothing but a blessing for him.
“I wasn’t going to be able to go to college if I didn’t get a scholarship so I was happy,” he said.
Holland is a standout amongst the other athletes because Millikin University is a Division III college and they do not give out scholarships. According Mr. Smith, however, Dorian’s good character and academic pursuits have allowed him to receive 75 percent of his tuition cost, while playing the game he loves at the same time.
Senior Rachel Culberson was another one of the excited athletes who participated in the annual event.
Culberson received a full-ride scholarship to the University of Missouri-Kansas City to continue her 11-year track and field career.
Culberson says that she chose to go to UMKC because they have her major, it’s not too far from home, and the coach is all about helping her to get a good education.
“It’s about to get real,” she said.
As for the swimming side of North’s athletic community, Coe College recruit Ryan Batisto has received 80 percent of his tuition cost to continue his 6-year swimming career.
Batisto decided to go to Coe College because they have a good education program and also because he will be able to swim.
“After visiting their college, I learned that they wanted me and I wanted to be there just as much,” he said.