Four Valley High School student-athletes sign letter of intent to play varsity athletics – Reuters

Friends and family of four Valley High School student-athletes gathered at the media center on Tuesday to sign a letter of intent to pursue their athletic careers at the next level.

Seniors Sydney Gray and Maddie Miles have signed to cheer on Point University. Miles will also participate in Point as a member of the college golf team.

Another dual-sport athlete will join Miles and Gray at Point as Quinn Vega signs her letter to compete in football and track and field.

Romel Jackson has signed with Wingate University in North Carolina to join the track team.

Valley High School principal Montray Thompson kicked things off by acknowledging the challenge student-athletes face day in and day out to maintain a successful balance.

“This is a very exciting time for all of our student-athletes,” said Thompson. “And it’s not easy being in school to get grade point averages and also excel in athletics. So it’s a very, very remarkable achievement. We are so proud of these student-athletes.

Skyhawks defensive line coach Jon Kitchens said he’s thrilled to have Vega join the Point family.

“I’m just thrilled he’s part of the family,” Kitchens said. “So it’s going to be a great opportunity and a big step forward.”

Likewise, Point University coach Caleb Albrecht said he’s looking forward to bringing Vega into the program and sees him as a key part of the Skyhawks’ growing athletic program.

“I’m really looking forward to watching Quinn grow with us and seeing what we can do to grow the program,” Albrecht said. “We’re a growing program, and I feel like he’s a solid part of what we can become, so we’re thrilled for him.”

Former Ram cheerleader and future Point senior and cheerleader, Katie Brooks represented the Skyhawks’ cheer squad. Brooks congratulated Gray and Miles and looked forward to cheering them on once more.

“We’re so excited to have them join us in the fall,” Brooks said. “I’m excited because I got to cheer with them my last year here at Valley, so they’re going to be cheering with me on my last year at Point, so I can’t wait for them to join us.”

Rams track and field coach Ronnie Hall praised Jackson’s determination and dedication to being better.

“Nobody leaves out on the track what they do,” Hall said.

Martha K. Merrill