September 25, 2017

Brave Senior Student-Athletes Moving Up

Pictured above are student athletes (Seated L-R): Peyton Ehlers, Savannah Stephens, Austin Wilson, Dustey Reeves, and Calee Bell Duncan along with faculty members (Standing L-R): Tim Barron, AD Shane Lasseter, Megan Anthony, Principal Brent Tisdale, AP Maggie Williams, Amanda Horn, Courtney Denney, and D.J. Curbow (Photo: Penny Hood/HHS)

Pictured above are student athletes (Seated L-R): Peyton Ehlers, Savannah Stephens, Auston Wilson, Dustey Reeves, and Calee Bell Duncan along with faculty members (Standing L-R): Tim Barron, AD Shane Lasseter, Megan Anthony, Principal Brent Tisdale, AP Maggie Williams, Amanda Horn, Courtney Denney, and D.J. Curbow (Photo: Penny Hood/HHS)

(Franklin, GA) — Several Heard County High School senior student-athletes have signed to compete at the next level and were celebrated at Heard County High School Tuesday afternoon prior to the Spring Sports Banquet.

The students were accompanied by family, coaches, faculty, and friends for the big moment.

Auston Wilson (baseball), Savannah Stephens (cheerleading), and Dustey Reeves (cheerleading) will each be moving down the road to Lagrange College in Troup County.

LaGrange College is a private, four-year liberal arts and sciences college. Founded in 1831 as a female educational institution, LC is the oldest private college in Georgia, and offers more than 55 academic and pre-professional programs, including graduate degrees in education.

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the college has been ranked in the top 10 and as one of 10 “best values” among Southern comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

The LaGrange College Panthers are a member of the NCAA Division III and the USA South Conference.

Calee Bell Duncan will be headed west to Missouri Valley College where she will continue to compete in rodeo.

Missouri Valley College is a private, four-year liberal arts college that was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The 150-acre campus is in Marshall, Missouri. The college was founded in 1889 and supports 27 academic majors and an enrollment close to 1,800 students.

The Vikings women’s rodeo team secured an Ozark Region Championship this year.

On the gridiron, senior Brave Peyton Ehlers has signed to play at Ferrum College in Virginia.

Ferrum College is a private college in Ferrum, Virginia, USA, in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia.

The Ferrum College Panthers sports teams also participate in the NCAA’s Division III in the USA South Athletic Conference. Ferrum joined the NCAA Division III in 1985 after being previously classified as a junior college.

Under head coach W.H. “Hank” Norton, Ferrum won the National Junior College Athletic Association national football championship four times (1965, 1968, 1974, 1977).

Congratulations to these five Brave seniors on all of their hard work and effort!

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