Athletes honored at signing ceremony

Twenty BVNW athletes signed with different colleges today.

Ankit Kadakia , Copy Editor

The winter athletic signing ceremony took place on Wednesday in the PAC. The signing ceremony is an event held three times a year dedicated to celebrate and honor BVNW athletes who will continue their athletic careers in college, administrator Steve Harms said. The ceremony was originally supposed to be last week, but it was moved due to the snow days.

“[The athletic signing ceremony] is a chance to recognize the accomplishments the athletes have made with their families and friends here,” Harms said. “We are very proud of the number of students. We had 20 signees, that’s the largest ceremony we have had in the history of the school.”

Senior Scout Watson, who has committed to playing soccer at the University of Colorado, said she felt like the signing ceremony went really well.

“We had the most signees ever in history and it’s great that our class has so much talent,” Watson said.

Senior Blake Levine, who signed to play soccer at Baker University, agreed that the signing ceremony went well. Levine said he is excited to play at the college level next year.

“I’m looking forward to a new start and meeting new people, Levine said. “Signing my national letter of intent made me feel relieved that I don’t have anything else to worry about.”

Harms said BVNW has a very talented group of seniors in many different areas. It is important to celebrate this accomplishment as a school, he said.

“I would like to [thank the athletes] for their contributions to BVNW and tell them to remember to thank those who helped them get there,” Harms said. “It’s a whole new world at the college level.”