On Tuesday, Feb. 1, many Manvel High School seniors signed to their future colleges.
The event took place in the large gym at 9:30 AM, along with many fellow Manvel students and teachers, who lended their support for the seniors who were beginning their college journeys in athletic endeavours.
“It feels great,” senior Koby Foster said. “I’ve been trained in football since elementary. It feels good to be a part of such a blessing.”
Foster, along with many other young athletes, is signing to play football in college. But football isn’t the only thing signees are paving their futures with.
“It feels insane, to be the first girl committed to play water polo in our district feels surreal.” senior Noelle Redman said, “I am looking forward to my future and I am so grateful for all the people who helped me get where I am.”
Redman is signing to Lindenwood University to study and play water polo for next year’s season.
And regardless of the sport, all of the signees have worked very hard for this day. “It’s awesome,” head coach Kirk Martin said. “I’m thankful for [the signees’] hard work in and out of the classroom. It’s a blessed day.”
The signees have gained much support from their fellow peers and families.
“I’m sad, but this is really good for [the signees],” junior Kason Martin, a friend to some of the signees, said. “All of these guys are gonna start a new thing and that’s awesome. They’re gonna keep going in football and furthering their education. I’m gonna miss them but I’m happy for them.”
The signees will graduate May 27th at Reliant Stadium in Downtown Houston and then study at their committed colleges in the upcoming fall semester as they begin a new chapter in their educational and athletic journeys.
article written and published by: Maggie Habermas, web editor for the Maverick Informer