GCHS scholar-athletes sign letters of intent

Hailey Cox, Hannah Owen, Phillip Geiser, Corteney Noyes, Kane Scherer, Cameron Hoppensteadt and Connor Guerrero all signed letters of intent during a college signing ceremony May 2 at Grand County High School. Photo by Anthony Militano

Seven seniors participated in Grand County High School’s inaugural collegiate signing ceremony on Tuesday, May 21 in the Grand County High School commons. The students received letters of intent and secured roster positions in their chosen athletic and academic fields.

Miss Drill Utah and Sterling Scholar winner Hailey Cox will study dance at Snow College and she will perform on the Badgerettes Drill Team.

Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York is where Hannah Owen will go this fall. She plans to major in biology and she will she will play basketball in the NCAA Division III Liberty League. Go Brewers!

In the not-so-distant future, “Hail to the Chief” may announce Phillip Geiser’s arrival. Geiser intends to study political science at Lewis and Clark College and he secured a roster position on the debate team.

Corteney Noyes has a passion for volleyball. She will serve up a storm and block impossible shots at the College of Lake County in Illinois. She intends to study elementary education or business administration.

Pacific Lutheran University will have Kane Scherer and Cameron Hoppensteadt as students. Scherer will play soccer. Hoppensteadt will play basketball and his goal is to become a pharmacist.

Teddy Park, Kai Wainer, Jaime Day, Auburn Jackman were named to the Academic All State team May 21 when spring sports awards were handed out at Grand County High.
Photo by Anthony Militano

Connor Guerrero will attend Southern Utah University. He earned a roster position on the track and field team and he plans to major in athletic training and minor in physical education.

“Hopefully this will spark a lot of interest for middle school kids or freshman kids, because you can’t become a collegiate athlete your senior year,” Athletic Director Ron Dolphin said. “When you get into your freshman year, you have to have some goals set and you must have the eligibility requirements the NCAA sets … the students here today are all scholar athletes. They don’t take you in college just because you’re good. You have to show academic awareness and prowess. It’s not just your athletic ability.”

After the signing ceremony, the crowd adjourned to the auditorium for the spring sports awards ceremony. Among the highlights of the evening, the boy’s soccer team received its regional trophy. Teddy Park achieved academic-all state for track and field. Kai Wainer reached academic-all state for tennis and debate. Jamie Day earned academic-all state with drama, tennis and girl’s golf. Auburn Jackman earned academic-all state in track and field, drama and music.

After the ceremony, the students were treated to a luau.