Landon Ruzicka of Creekview HS prepares to sign with Quincy University in Illinois to play baseball.
Thirty-nine Cherokee County School District student-athletes were recognized in a ceremony Wednesday at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center in Canton for signing scholarship commitment letters to compete at the college level.
The event, sponsored by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Senior Series title sponsor Varsity Brands, is one of two signing ceremonies coordinated annually by CCSD’s Division of School Operations to recognize student athletes, along with their parents, coaches, athletic directors and principals, for making their college choices for a variety of sports.
These students join the 74 who were recognized in February on National Signing Day.
Dr. Brian Hightower congratulates athletes and their families.
This stellar group of athletes signed letters of intent to compete in basketball, baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer, cheer, swimming, cross country, track, tennis, golf, wrestling and, for the first time in CCSD athletic scholarships, cycling.
Photos of all the signees present for the program will be posted on the CCSD Facebook page.
The students recognized today include:
ATHLETE HS SPORT COLLEGE
Eli Mayberry CHS Basketball Glenville State College (WV)
Claire Dunlap CHS Lacrosse Reinhardt University
Dakota Stewart CHS Soccer Life University
Adie Powell CHS Swimming Barton College (NC)
Hudson Cloud CVHS Baseball Georgia Highlands
Landon Ruzicka CVHS Baseball Quincy University (IL)
Jenny Miller CVHS Cheer Georgia Tech
Brady Keran CVHS Golf Kennesaw State University
Austin Patchanian CVHS Lacrosse Piedmont College
Jake Rogers CVHS Lacrosse Piedmont College
William Francoletti CVHS Soccer Delta State University (MS)
Jimmy Schoppy CVHS Soccer Bridgewater College (VA)
Caitlyn McFarland CVHS Track Piedmont College
Bryce Davis CVHS Wrestling Ashland University (OH)
Brady Barker EHS Baseball Tennessee Tech (TN)
Hayden Neal EHS Basketball Oglethorpe University
Blake Wilson EHS Cycling Milligan College (TN)
Alan Michael Harris EHS Football Berry College
Collin Mitchell EHS Football Birmingham Southern University (AL)
Ryan Hines EHS Golf Middle Tennessee State University (TN)
Noah Fitzgerald RRHS Baseball Chattanooga State Community College (TN)
Justin Economu RRHS Football Emory and Henry College (VA)
Jarrod Fletcher RRHS Football Shorter College
Kalon Smith SHS Baseball Covenant College
Chandler Clark SHS Football Millsaps College (MS)
Jarvis Goolsby SHS Football Brevard College (NC)
Zachary Henley SHS Football Millsaps College (MS)
Bobby Hewitt III SHS Football Kentucky Wesleyan College (KY)
Xavier Ransby SHS Football Maryville College (TN)
Darius Smith SHS Football Monmouth College (IL)
Zach Stark SHS Football Birmingham Southern University (AL)
Grant Jacobs WHS Baseball Shorter University
Jason Woszczynski WHS Baseball Georgia Highlands College
Josiah Jaqua WHS Cross Country Mercer University
Liam Byrne WHS Football Georgia Tech
Logan Cox WHS Football Georgia Southern University
Cory Long WHS Lacrosse North Greenville University (SC)
Sydney Bridge WHS Tennis Piedmont College
Kara Landsiedel WHS Tennis Piedmont College
Cherokee High School athletes, along with Principal Todd Miller and Athletic Director Jeremy Adams.
Creekview High School athletes, along with Principal Mark Merges and Athletic Director Kevin Higgins.
Etowah High School athletes, along with Athletic Director Bob Van Alstyne.
River Ridge HS athletes
Sequoyah High School athletes, along with Principal Elliott Berman and Athletic Director Craig McKinney.
Woodstock High School athletes along with Principal Mark Smith and Athletic Director Tonya Sebring.